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    Gun ownership up, crime down: FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners
    By Emily Miller
    June 18, 2012

    Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise.

    Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern.

    This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI's violent-crime rates, said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the National Rifle Association. It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline.

    Mr. Arulanandam pointed out that only a handful of states had concealed-carry programs 25 years ago, when the violent-crime rate peaked. Today, 41 states either allow carrying without a permit or have shall issue laws that make it easy for just about any noncriminal to get a permit. Illinois and Washington, D.C., are the only places that refuse to recognize the right to bear arms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence did not respond to requests for comment.

    If the gun grabbers were right, we'd be in the middle of a crime wave, considering how many guns are on the streets. Firearms sales have increased substantially since right after the 2008 election, said Bill Brassard, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which represents the $4 billion firearms and ammunition industry. There was a leveling off in 2010, but now we're seeing a surge again.

    The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) serves as one of the best indicators of gun sales because it counts each time someone buys a gun. Checks hit an all-time high of 16.5 million last year. In the first five months of this year, the numbers have gone up 10 percent over the same period last year as Americans rush to the gun store in case President Obama decides to exercise more flexibility in restricting guns in a second term.

    Gun manufacturing is the one private-sector industry doing fine on Mr. Obama's watch. Sturm, Ruger & Co. sold 1 million firearms in the first quarter of 2012 - an amazing 50 percent increase from the first quarter of 2011. The jump was so steep that the company stopped accepting orders from March to May to catch up with demand for its products.

    Last month, Smith & Wesson announced a firearm-order backlog of approximately $439 million by the end of April, up 135 percent from the same quarter in 2011. Sales in that period were up 28 percent from 2011 and 14 percent over its own predictions to investors. NSSF estimates the industry is responsible for approximately 180,000 jobs and has an annual impact on the U.S. economy of $28 billion.

    Mr. Obama could honestly take credit for this jobs program, economic boost and the reduction in violent crime that has followed the spike in gun ownership on his watch. Instead, he's silent about his greatest positive accomplish.


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    Try convincing the libs of this.

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    Default Gun Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009 – More Than 21 of the Worlds Standing Arm

    USA Buys 14 Million+ Guns In 2009 - More Than 21 of the Worlds Standing Armies

    USA Gun Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009 – More Than 21 of the Worlds Standing Armies Combined
    That is 14,033,824,000 billion+ rounds of Ammo..you think that is why we have an Ammo shortage?
    Total NICS Gun Buyer Background Checks 2009

    Total NICS Gun Buyer Background Checks 2009
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    Washington, DC --(AmmoLand.com)- Data released by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for the year reported 14,033,824 NICS Checks for the year of 2009, a 10 percent increase in gun purchases from the 12,709,023 reported in 2008.

    So far that is roughly 14,000,000+ guns bought last year!
    The total is probably more as many NICS background checks cover the purchase of more than one gun at a time by individuals.

    To put it in perspective that is more guns than the combined active armies of the top 21 countries in the world. countries by number of troops

    Of the NICS background checks preformed less than and average .005% were denied, showing, overwhelmingly, that law abiding American citizens are the ones buying guns and that criminals are getting their guns elsewhere.

    14,033,824,000 billions rounds of Ammo
    Assuming each gun buyer bought 1000 rounds of ammo for each purchase, and you and I know that it is way, way more than that, that would be easily 14,033,824,000+ billions rounds of ammo fired by USA gun owners.

    What percent of people were killed or injured by this ammo…it is just to infinitesimally small for me to calculate?

    Crime At Record Lows
    This record year in firearms background checks show that Americans are solidly in-favor of exercising their civil right to Keep and Bear Arms.

    In a year were crime has reached an all time record low what is plainly clear is that more guns equal LESS CRIME!

    Countries By Number Of Troops: Source Wikipedia
    People’s Republic of China 2,255,000
    United States 1,473,900
    India 1,414,000
    North Korea 1,106,000
    Russia 1,037,000
    Pakistan 619,000
    South Korea 687,000
    Iran 545,000
    Turkey 514,850
    Vietnam 484,000
    Egypt 450,000
    Myanmar 428,250
    Indonesia 400,000
    Brazil 369,000
    Thailand 306,600
    Syria 296,000
    Republic of China 290,000
    Colombia 285,554
    Germany 284,500
    Iraq 273,618
    Sri Lanka 266,700
    13,785,972
    People’s Republic of China 2,255,000
    United States 1,473,900
    India 1,414,000
    North Korea 1,106,000
    Russia 1,037,000
    Pakistan 619,000
    South Korea 687,000
    Iran 545,000
    Turkey 514,850
    Vietnam 484,000
    Egypt 450,000
    Myanmar 428,250
    Indonesia 400,000
    Brazil 369,000
    Thailand 306,600
    Syria 296,000
    Republic of China 290,000
    Colombia 285,554
    Germany 284,500
    Iraq 273,618
    Sri Lanka 266,700

    This is an evaluation of overall firearms and ammunition purchases based on low end numbers per Federal NIC instacheck data base Statistics. The numbers presented are only PART of the overall numbers of arms and ammunition that have been sold.

    The actual numbers are much higher.
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    I love threads like these... they make me feel all warm and fuzzy! As a bonus, they make libs squirm. Of course, they will spin this to death...
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    When ever I get a anti-gun person ask me why I need a concealed carry permit, I tell them, have you ever heard of a police officer available during a crime, no, they always show up after the crime has been comitted. As Mark on armed american radio says "never leave your home without your club".

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    One and a half million of those NICS checks were in Kentucky. Go Kentucky!
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    Don't confuse the liberals with facts! They can't handle the truth.

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