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Guns behind drop in crime

In reading my Legion magazine I came upon an article which gives one food for thought.

It says, and I quote, “Isn’t it ironic that the gun debate continues, even after gun control has been so thoroughly discredited and gun ownership indicated as a benefit to life and liberty.

History proves it. Over the past decade – while the U.S. population of firearms has increased by approximately 50 million guns, and while the number of states allowed licensed, law abiding citizens to carry firearms has more than doubled to 33 states – armed crime, violent crime and firearm accidents have all dropped dramatically.

Anti-gun laws didn’t do that, all anti-gun laws do is diminish the right of lawful, peaceful citizens to defend themselves, and they draw attention away from the real menace to public safety: inadequate enforcement of existing laws.”

The above quote seems to sum it up, and for me, I am glad I have that right to protect myself and my family.

I do know that a criminal would hesitate to go into a situation where he knew there might be a firearm for protection much quicker than if he knew there was no gun waiting him/her.

I am sure firearms are used far more often to prevent crimes than to commit them.

We do not have any way to be assured that those who use firearms to commit crimes would not be able to secure them if they were made illegal.

James Gibson

Penn Valley

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