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FBI: Gun sales up, murders down

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports a ten percent drop in murders during the first six months of 2009, while at a time US gun sales are going through the roof, according to reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police. Meanwhile, gun sales to private citizens soared almost 30 percent during that same period.

In a survey conducted by the National Association of Chiefs of Police of the nation’s police executives, with regard to private citizens owning firearms for sport or self-defense, 93.6 percent of the respondents supported civilian gun-ownership rights. Ninety-six percent of the police chiefs and sheriffs believe criminals obtain firearms from illegal sources and 92.2 percent revealed they hadn’t arrested anyone for violation of the so-called “waiting period” laws. When asked if citizens’ concealed-weapons permits would reduce violent crime, 63.1 percent said yes.

“What this shows,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “is that gun prohibitionists are all wrong when they argue that more guns result in more crime. Firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens are no threat to anyone. Perhaps violent criminals were actually discouraged by all of those gun sales earlier this year, because the media made a point of reporting the booming gun market.

“Anti-gunners,” he continued, “have lost another one of their baseless arguments. Millions of Americans bought guns during the first six months of this year, many of them for the first time. Yet with all of those new guns in circulation, coupled with an increased demand for concealed carry licenses around the country, the streets have not been awash in blood, as gun banners repeatedly predict.

“Studies have shown that the incidents of proper use of guns by US citizens far outweigh any abuses or misuses. In my own law enforcement career, must guns used in a crime are illegally obtained. If a suspect is willing to walk into a bank full of people to rob it, I doubt he’d be worried about violating some gun law,” said former NYPD detective Mike Snipes, now the owner of a private security firm.

“This obsession with gun control by politicians and activists has more to do with disarming law-abiding citizens and less to do with fighting crime,” he added.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 09:17 PM
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thats pretty interesting to know, people just want more control on everything its ridiculous.
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I'm shocked. The IACP has shown me time and time again to be a liberal group.

I would have never guessed that they would support gun ownership.
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I'm shocked. The IACP has shown me time and time again to be a liberal group.

I would have never guessed that they would support gun ownership.
That was the National Association of Chiefs of Police, not International. Is there any association between the two associations?


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Yeah its crazy how all those new guns didn't just go out and shoot someone... because everyone knows that guns kill people

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That was the National Association of Chiefs of Police, not International. Is there any association between the two associations?
Ha! I guess I read it so fast I assumed it was the IACP. I guess the NACP is the Conservative version!
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More ammo for us...that will be quickly denied or forgotten by the liberal media.

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In Switzerland every home has a government provided gun. Care to check their murder rate with guns vs ours?
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