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FBI data proves anti-gunners wrong on crime
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Preliminary crime data from the FBI for 2010 adds more evidence that gun prohibitionists have been consistently wrong, and that more guns do not equal more crime, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

According to the FBI, all four violent crime offense categories show declines nationwide for 2010, with murder and manslaughter down 4.4 percent from 2009, robbery down 9.5 percent and aggravated assault down 3.6 percent. Forcible rape was down 4.2 percent. Violent crime declined in all four regions of the country. At the same time, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, firearm sales were up dramatically.

"Instead of more guns resulting in more crime," he added, "increased gun ownership just might be having the opposite effect. Of course, you'd never get the gun prohibition lobby to admit that."

The bottom line," Gottlieb stated, "is that none of the extremist predictions about blood in the streets and skyrocketing body counts as a result of increased gun ownership, reformed gun laws and expanded concealed carry have come true. Once again, the Chicken Little mentality of the anti-gun lobby has been refuted by the facts.
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  -FBI data proves anti-gunners wrong on crime guardian  Jun-07-11 08:38 AM   #0 
  - bottom line is more guns does not equal more violence  lawodevolution   Jun-07-11 08:45 AM   #1 
  - My only concern with crime statistics is...  DWC   Jun-07-11 09:42 AM   #2 
  - Same study shows that  safeinOhio   Jun-07-11 09:51 AM   #3 
  - But urban areas have more gun control and lower rates of gun ownership.  krispos42   Jun-07-11 09:23 PM   #22 
  - WTF? How do you determine this?  rl6214   Jun-08-11 02:57 PM   #33 
  - and more nukes don't mean more nuclear war  rbixby   Jun-07-11 09:59 AM   #4 
  - I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.  cleanhippie   Jun-07-11 10:51 AM   #5 
  - Sorry, but that is a very...  eqfan592   Jun-07-11 02:13 PM   #16 
  - There are two elements to proliferation: the number of weapons, and the number and identity of users  Euromutt   Jun-07-11 09:20 PM   #21 
  - More/less guns; more/less crime.  discntnt_irny_srcsm   Jun-07-11 11:12 AM   #6 
  - Sure wish one side or the other could post some data without editorializing the hell out of it.  AtheistCrusader   Jun-07-11 11:18 AM   #7 
  - +1 n/t  discntnt_irny_srcsm   Jun-07-11 11:21 AM   #8 
  - +1  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-07-11 03:27 PM   #19 
  - Aren't those nationwide statistics? And aren't gun law changes localized?  GOTV   Jun-07-11 11:27 AM   #9 
  - If looser gun control law caused an increase in crime we should have seen it by now ...  spin   Jun-07-11 12:28 PM   #13 
     - You may be right, I'm not arguing that point. I'm just saying ...  GOTV   Jun-07-11 02:03 PM   #15 
  - That study is skewed to ignore other factors. Obama's election cut black-on-black crime by 60%  loudsue   Jun-07-11 11:27 AM   #10 
  - Violent crime has steadily declined for 20 years  hack89   Jun-07-11 12:03 PM   #11 
  - I would hesitate...  discntnt_irny_srcsm   Jun-07-11 12:13 PM   #12 
  - Got a cite for that? n/t  PavePusher   Jun-07-11 01:10 PM   #14 
  - Huh? 60%? Where did that come from? Ntxt  DonP   Jun-07-11 02:25 PM   #17 
  - ???? seriously???  palmtree guy   Jun-07-11 02:50 PM   #18 
  - Provide a citation.  TheWraith   Jun-07-11 07:20 PM   #20 
     - i googled that shit  palmtree guy   Jun-07-11 10:00 PM   #23 
  - How many violent crimes would have occurred if there were no/less guns? Sure some. But not as much.  Hoyt   Jun-08-11 08:22 AM   #24 
  - based on UK, Jamaica, and to a lesser degree Canada  gejohnston   Jun-08-11 08:36 AM   #25 
  - The problem is that draconian gun control laws are focused on honest citizens ...  spin   Jun-08-11 10:27 AM   #27 
  - There is no evidence to back that claim  WatsonT   Jun-08-11 02:24 PM   #30 
     - No evidence or rational thought is going to convince those who fear muggers behind every tree & tote  Hoyt   Jun-08-11 02:48 PM   #31 
        - Let's test that theory shall we? Post some evidence or rational thoughts  WatsonT   Jun-08-11 02:50 PM   #32 
  - LOL. Gotta love those expert scholars at "Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms"  DanTex   Jun-08-11 10:23 AM   #26 
  - So you are saying that data from the FBI is produced by pro-gun advocacy groups?  spin   Jun-08-11 10:33 AM   #28 
  - If they could be swayed by facts they wouldn't be anti-gunners  WatsonT   Jun-08-11 02:23 PM   #29 

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