Once again, liberals will explode with this proven fact: More GUNS, LESS crime.
In the so-called Gunshine State, home to the most gun permits in the country, firearm violence has fallen to the lowest point on record.
As state and national legislators consider gun control laws in the wake of last month’s Connecticut school shooting, Florida finds itself in a gun violence depression. The Firearm-involved violent crime rate has dropped 33 percent between 2007 and 2011, while the number of issued concealed weapons permits rose nearly 90 percent during that time, state records show.
“We’re happy to have facts and statistics put into these debates, because every time they do, we win,” said Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry Inc., a pro-gun-rights advocacy group.
Here comes the liberal media spin…
But other state and national data suggests a more nuanced picture of gun violence.
Florida statistics show murderers are increasingly using firearms. Between 2000 and 2005, Florida’s firearm-involved murder rate never topped 3.5 per 100,000 residents. Every year since, it’s exceeded that number. And in 2011, for the first time on record, guns were used in more than 70 percent of homicides.
Yet gun violence is at record lows but the liberal media has to blame guns instead of the criminals committing these criminal acts. Nationwide, violent crimes are at a 31-year low as gun ownership is at record highs. That defeats the liberal meme that guns cause crime.
Mirroring the 33 percent decline in gun violence since 2007, the violent crime rate also dropped 26 percent during that time, which could suggest other factors at play in causing fewer criminal acts.
So…more criminals are using guns but the rates are down? How does that work?
“It’s difficult to attach gun control to the reduction of crime, and vice versa,” said Arthur Hayhoe, executive director of the Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “We don’t know what works. We can’t prove that gun control works because we don’t have gun control laws.”
Liberal lie. There are gun control laws in every, single state. In order to purchase a handgun you have to be 21-years of age and pass a background check. Then you have to wait 5 days. For a concealed weapon permit one must go through a training class, pass a test plus pass an FBI background check. Telling the truth doesn’t help gun control nuts so they lie.
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