Guns Decrease Crime Yet Again
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In 2008 the Supreme Court struck down Washington D.C.’s gun ban. Liberals would have you believe D.C. was going to become the wild west. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty said that more guns would cause more violent crime. Apparently they haven’t studied much history. Guns don’t cause crime, criminals do.
Between 2008 and 2009 the FBI says that murders fell by 8-10 percent. In D.C. they fell 25%. Coincidence? Maybe, but it certainly shows that violent crime didn’t soar and the city didn’t become the wild west.
As I’ve written before, guns aren’t the problem. Criminals are the problem. I’m not sure why this is a hard thing for politicians to understand, but the guy who is ok with shooting someone, doesn’t care about your gun law. It seems obvious to me, but lots of people just don’t get it. Allowing law abiding citizens their constitutional right to bear arms does not increase violence or crime. It does however allow them to protect themselves. It also scares criminals.
Criminals are just like you and I. They are interested in self preservation. A gun ban is perfect for them. It assures them that they will be better armed than any victim they find. If all of the “vicitms” are armed, things won’t go nearly as well for the criminals. This is why gun crime generally drops when gun bans are taken away.
Let me if you think the drop in murders is just a coincidence or if it has to do with the ban being lifted.