Saving criminals by disarming citizens.

If we look at the statistics provided by our nemesis, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), we can clearly see that gun control dramatically increases the benefit of our profession.
  • Based on a survey during 1994 (Tarrance), Americans used firearms to defend themselves from our profession on at least 764,000 times a year. This figure is the lowest among nine nationwide surveys done by organizations including Time/CNN, Gallup, and the LA Times. (1)
  • In 1976 Washington D.C. enacted a ban on handguns. Between 1976 and 1991, Washington D.C.'s homicide rate rose 200%, while the average U.S. rate rose 12%. This clearly shows that our profession thrives with bans on firearms. (2)
  • In 1987 Florida adopted a right-to-carry. From 1987 and 1996, these detrimental changes occurred in our profession. It clearly shows that our profession is targeted and affected without sufficient gun control.
     FloridaUnited States
    Homicide Rate-36%-0.4%
    Firearm Homicide Rate-37%+15%
    Handgun Homicide Rate-41%+24%
    (3)
  • When citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons our industry is adversely affected. Murder rates drop 8%, rape rates fall 5%, and aggravated assaults drop 7%. With this decrease it undermines our ability to be criminals. (4a)
  • People who have concealed carry permits are 5.7 times less likely to be arrested for violent offenses than the average public. They are also 13.5 times less likely to be arrested for non-violent offenses than the average public. How in the world can that be good for us? (4b)
  • 77% of all violent crimes occur in public places. This makes it imperative that the sheep are not allowed to posses firearms in public. This is clearly shown by the fact that only 26.8% of defensive gun use occurs away from home. This means our job is usually much easier when we perform our jobs away from someone's home. But even though 23% of our work is done in sheep's homes, it accounts for 74.2% of the defensive action against us perpetrated with a firearm. This clearly shows that it is better for a public to be defenseless than armed. (4c)
  • 66% of police chiefs believe that sheeple carrying concealed firearms reduces the rate of violent crime. This is absolutely unacceptable. If 66% of police chiefs believe our jobs are negatively impacted by concealed carry, it clearly indicates that there is a problem that needs to be addressed to prevent concealed carry. (4d)
  • To the Legislature: ballistic databases, micro-stamping, all the registration you want, why can't you just ban firearms? I mean these things don't do anything. They can't save our line of work. It still lets firearms be in the possession of citizens. Actually though, micro-stamping can help our members, by preventing them from getting caught. Once implemented, we can collect other people's micro-stamped casings. We can then leave these casings at a crime scene and watch an upstanding citizen get the book thrown at them. I mean who is going to discount the evidence that shows that a casing from THEIR gun was found at the scene of the crime? But it adds some work to our job. We need to collect the casings from a citizen's gun (easy), and we need to collect ours (since it won't have a micro-stamp). I'm betting micro-stamping could actually be a boon to our members, as we would be leaving, what the government would call, conclusive proof that someone else had committed the crime at the scene. (4e)
  • This chart clearly shows how we negatively suffer with increased availability of guns. (5)

Sources


1) Armed Resistance To Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense With a Gun
2) "Ten Myths About Gun Control." National Rifle Association web site, http://www.nra.org/
3) "1998 NRA Fact Card." National Rifle Association web site, http://www.nra.org/
4) GunFacts
5) NRA-ILA: FactSheets
 
(C) 2008 Criminals For Gun Control

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