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 Post subject: More guns equal more crime? Not in 2009 says FBI.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:08 am 
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I think we've all heard that the economy and fear of hard times has driven a large boost in gun sales, so is it a coincidence that violent crime has DROPPED so far in 2009?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2009/1223/More-guns-equal-more-crime-Not-in-2009-FBI-crime-report-shows.

"The oft-cited credo that more guns equal more crime is being tested by facts on the ground this year: Even as gun ownership has surged in the US in the past year, violent crime, including murder and robbery, has dropped steeply.

Add to that the fact that many experts had predicted higher crime rates as the US grinds through a difficult recession, and the discrepancy has advocates on both sides of the Second Amendment debate rushing to their ramparts."

Thoughts?


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