Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Gun Sales Up, Violent Crime Down

Gun Sales Up, Violent Crime Down
More irrefutable proof that as John Lott Jr. wrote, MORE GUNS LESS CRIME

By de Andréa
January 2, 2013

Yes in spite of all the anti-gun laws and restrictions, that citizens of California have, regarding their inalienable “RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS” as well as all the gun buy backs of a few non-op broken and antique rusty guns that haven’t been fired in a hundred years, the sales of new guns have risen dramatically not only in California but nation wide, increasing the number of (GUN ON THE STREET) as the hate American Communists like to refer to it,  by  hundreds of thousands.  And yet the violent crime is subsequently down by thousands, again not only in California but in the Nation.  Kind’a blows a 50 caliber hole in the hate American Communists GUN-CONTROL efforts in the brain-dead logic of more guns more crime, doesn’t it? 

Any independent thinking human being can figure out that those brainwashed followers of the liberal elitists, are by design encouraging and enabling these mass murders in order to demonize the US Constitution, especially the part where it says that citizens having arms, is for the security of FREEDOM!  You see what they don’t tell you is, that they intend to take away your FREEDOM.  Gun Control is all about CONTROL and as long as you have the guns…you are in control.  This stands in the way of a CONTROLLING GOVERNMENT.  Care to take a wild guess at who knew and understood this in the late 1700’s?  If you said the Constitutional Architects, congratulations, you are an independent thinker!

Los Angeles California officials recently lauded their gun buyback program that bribed gun owners with a Ralph’s gift card worth either $100 or $200, depending on the type of gun they turned in.  The LAPD collected 2,037 guns including handguns, rifles, so-called “assault” weapons and one rocket launcher, just the tube launcher, no rocket.  In total, these buybacks have pulled in about 10,000 California guns since the program began in 2009.

While officials are celebrating these programs and saying that these events will make California streets safer, gun sales there have shot up significantly in the past 10 years.  In 2002, 350,000 guns were sold in California, but last year, over 600,000 were sold.  So a couple thousand guns were turned in, but that’s nothing compared to the hundreds of thousands bought last year alone.  What’s also telling is the overall drop in crime that directly corresponded to the increase in gun sales:

“Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data….  During that same period, the number of California hospitalizations due to gun injuries declined from about 4,000 annually to 2,800, a roughly 25 percent drop, according to hospital records collected by the California Department of Public Health. Firearm-related deaths fell from about 3,200 annually to about 2,800, an 11 percent drop, state health figures show.  Most of the drop in firearm-related injuries and deaths can be explained by a well-documented, nationwide drop in violent crime. The number of California injuries and deaths attributed to accidental discharge of firearms also has fallen.  The number of suicide deaths involving firearms has remained roughly constant.”

THE BOTTOM LINE: Expect the gun control advocates to attribute any drop in violent crime in California to these fraudulent gun buyback programs.  But what they don’t tell you is how many people are turning in their guns because they’re old rusty and defunct.  Some of their guns aren’t even worth $25, so the prospect of getting $100 in groceries sounds like a great deal in place of a rusty piece of useless iron.  Moreover, what they also don’t tell you is how many criminals are turning in guns that they used to commit crimes with.  Since there are “no questions asked,” the police are taking the possible evidence in a crime and destroying it for the criminal.  Destroying potential evidence in a crime, IS A CRIME!

And as for the rest of the gun owners who turned in their viable weapons, they’re only making themselves more vulnerable to the criminals who didn’t turn in their guns because they intend to commit more crimes with them.

These fraudulent do-gooder showy programs have little to no effect on violent crime rates.  However, what is having an effect is the sale of guns to law-abiding citizens in California who understand that when seconds count, the police are minutes away.  As gun sales have increased by 100 percent the people shot with guns have dropped by 25 percent.  According to that bit of logic, if we increased the sale of fire arms by 400 percent we should reduce the violent crime rate of ‘murder by gun’, by 100 percent.  ‘Then’ what would the CONTROL FREAKS DO?  Yeah I know…wishful thinking!  Incidentally, that is what the sheriff in my county did; he issued a CCW license to anyone that applied and passed the FBI background investigation and the training program and exam.  The applications were nearly overwhelming.  The violent crime rate dropped by 31 percent in one year… 

Thanks for listening – de Andréa 

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