Thursday, April 21, 2016

Proving It Again

In Venezuela, they don't have a Second Amendment. So they banned gun ownership for the citizens (but not for government agents and cops, of course), and, as predicted, crime rates have gone up. The homicide rate, particularly. It went from 73 per 100,000 to 83 per 100,000 since the ban. Not a spectacular rise, but enough to again prove our contention that fewer guns in the hands of honest citizens would mean lower violent crime. Will the anti-gun fools accept that? Doubtful. Their minds are made up, so don't confuse them with facts. They don't care about facts, anyway. Especially when the facts go against their preconceived notions. Places like Venezuela, where the government is not prohibited from banning guns, become our best “showcase” that banning guns does NOT reduce crime. It only makes citizens more vulnerable to criminals—both the common kind, and those in government, whose crimes are not reported with the activities of common criminals. Homicide rates were already rising in Venezuela before the gun ban, so the rise in violent crime was not dramatic. But they INCREASED the rise after it was passed, again proving our thesis. (Crime Prevention Research Center)

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