Re: MSNBC report confirms more guns = less crime
- From: grey_ghost471-newsgroups@xxxxxxxxx (Gray Ghost)
- Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 09:44:49 -0500
Klaus Shadenfreude <klausshadenfreude@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:55:31 -0700 (PDT), Matt
On Mar 25, 6:00 am, slate_leeper <bycy-r...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A report published by MSNBC.com confirms "everything gun rights groups
have been saying for years, that more armed citizens does not equate
to increased violence, and actually coincides with a reduction in
homicides," the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
The on-line news agency this morning released an investigative report
that record numbers of American citizens are now legally carrying
firearms for personal protection. Yet, the report also reveals that
homicide rates have declined dramatically during a period when gun
sales have skyrocketed.
For those interested, the actual link is:
Waving a chromed semiautomatic pistol, the robber pushed into the
building in the bustling Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, S.C.,
just before 11 p.m. on April 11, 2009. "Gimme what you got!" he
yelled, his gun hand trembling.
Attorney Jim Corley was one of four people in the room, the lounge
area of a 12-step recovery group's meeting hall. "He said, 'Give me
your wallet,'" Corley recalled. "So I reached around to my back pocket
and gave him what was there."
Unfortunately for the gunman, later identified as Kayson Helms, 18, of
Edison, N.J., that was Corley's tiny Kel-Tec .32, hidden in a wallet
holster and loaded with a half-dozen hollow points. Corley fired once
into the robbe's abdomen. The young man turned. Corley fired twice
more, hitting him in the neck and again in the torso. Helms ran into
the night and collapsed to die on a railroad embankment 100 feet away.
Reports filed by officers who arrived at the scene a short time later
called it an "exceptionally clear" case of justifiable homicide.
Following South Carolina's "Castle Doctrine," which allows the use of
deadly force in self-defense, police did not arrest Corley. They did
not interrogate him. Corley was offered the opportunity to make a
voluntary statement, which he did.
Helms' friends and relatives were left to mourn, barred by the same
Castle Doctrine from filing a civil lawsuit.
It does not say anything about a specific study, rather it says what
said all along, which is that there is no conclusive evidence one way
"Statistics from the national Centers for Disease Control do indicate
that the murder and mayhem predicted by many opponents of
concealed-carry laws have not come to pass."
"Americans overall are far less likely to be killed with a firearm
than they were when it was much more difficult to obtain a
concealed-weapons permit, according to statistics collected by the
federal Centers for Disease Control."
Unless they try to rob a CCW holder, of course.
God, guns and guts made America great.
And Janet Napolitano nervous.
Which should tell you all you need to know about Democrats. How can one
restore America to greatness if greatness makes you uncomfortable?
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