Gun Control Increases Rate For Violent Crimes and Homicides

Sorry libs, I really love showing REAL data to support my claims. Look at the number of homicides in DC after making a gun ban effective. It sure does spike up pretty high! Then as soon as the ban is retracted, boom. During the years in which the D.C. handgun ban and trigger lock law was in effect, the Washington, D.C. murder rate averaged 73% higher than it was at the outset of the law

Now on to Chicago.. Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the percentage of Chicago murders committed with handguns has averaged about 40% higher than it was before the law took effect.

Now Florida. Since the outset of the Florida right-to-carry law, the Florida murder rate has averaged 36% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 15% lower.

And this isn’t even all of the data. Take a look, you’ll see that the passing of gun control laws actually increases homicide rates. Feel free to check out this site, I’ve only been digging around a couple of minutes but there is a lot of GOOD information on here. I retrieved the above information from here and they list all of their sources as well.

http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp#ownership

 

Recent Gun Laws Push Gun Makers To The South

Big name gun makers like Beretta, Remington, Ruger, Kahr, and more have about had  it with the anti-second amendment gun laws passing is states in which their headquarters are located. These firearm industries are looking to move to more ‘Constitution friendly’ states, taking their guns, jobs, and money with them.

Remington announced this past February that they would be building a new firearms production plant in Huntsville, AL. This plant is foreseen to create 2,000 jobs within the next decade.

We considered numerous factors in our decision-making process. These factors included, among others, labor quality, pro-business environment, strong existing infrastructure and pro-Second Amendment policies.

-Teddy Novine, director of public affairs for Freedom Group Inc., the parent company of Remington

One of the major reasons for Remington’s relocation is due to New York’s recent passing of the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act in wake of the shootings in Newton, CT. The SAFE Act bans the ownership of AR-15 style rifles in the state, which would be unfortunate for Remington. You’d think that in light of Remington creating 1300+ jobs in NY, they would be looking to promote the industry, but instead they’re doing the exact opposite.

Beretta USA is another company that has decided to expand into gun friendly states. Their headquarters is currently located in Maryland. They have announced that they will be building a $45 million production plant in Tennessee. This will create 300 more jobs.

Finding a state that supported the Second Amendment did play a sizable role in our search. There were several factors, one of which was a strong level of support for constitutional rights.”

Ryan Muety, spokesman for Beretta USA. 

Private Sector Businesses are what is driving economic growth in Maryland. Beretta USA has created over 36,000 jobs since December of 2012.

PTR is another. However, unlike Beretta USA and Remington, they will not be keeping their headquarters in the same place. PTR Industries announced last June that they would be uprooting all operations from Bristol, CT and moving to Aynor, SC. This move was completed in January of this year and is estimated to employ over 120 people by July 2017.

Ruger announced this past July that they will be building a production plant in Mayodan, NC.

Kahr is currently headquarted in Pearl River, NY. This is about to change very soon as well. With the purchase of more than 600 acres in Blooming Grove Township, PA, Kahr Arms plans on moving its corporate headquarters and research and development arm to Pennsylvania in the first phase of expansion.

I don’t think I have to say it when taking into account the information I provided above, but just in case you need to look at it from a different angle. This industry helps provide WELL PAYING jobs to American citizens. What do you think is going to happen if your crazy gun-control laws get passed in every state? It will leave thousands of people without a job and it will severely damage the US economy.

Not only is gun ownership beneficial to US citizens in a protection stand point, but it also substantially helps our economy. The firearms industry was responsible for almost $38 billion total economic activity in the United States just last year. That is a 97% increase from 2008.

Let’s also take a look at the impact this industry has had on a national level as well as within your own state:

Looking specifically in the states I mentioned above, can you imagine what their economy will look like within the next 10 years after this companies have up and moved away? Here is the economic impact of the firearms industry in 2013. These states have passed stricter gun control laws, resulting in major firearm production companies

• New York: $2.1 billion

• Connecticut: $1.9 billion

• Massachusetts: $1.6 billion

• Colorado: $825 million

• Maryland: $511 million

So before you go spouting off non-sense on why you think we should have gun control, my past two posts show why that’s a HORRIBLE idea.

1) Ruins the economy

2) Takes well-paying jobs away from hard-working American citizens

3) Increases violent crime and gun homicide

Armed Citizen Stops Robbery in Houston

“This is what happens when people take a stand against crime”. Exactly. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Check out this video! A woman was almost a victim of a robbery when an armed citizen steps in, scares the suspects, and waits until the police arrive to take them to prison.

‘Don’t Mess with Texas’ seems to fit this situation well. Remember my friends, you don’t stop crime by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, you stop crime by placing them in their hands.

Massachusetts Finds More and More Illegal Guns Despite Gun Control Laws

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” Mayor Martin J Walsh said. 

Wow. Chilling, huh? I would never have guessed that stricter gun control laws increases violent crime. 

Here is a recent article that was posted on The Boston Globe. How many times have we been told that stricter gun laws would reduce crime? Well, it doesn’t look like that theory is working so well for the Codfish State. Read it and weep!

Almost half the illegal guns seized and traced in Boston last year came back to manufacturers and dealers in Massachusetts, a startlingly high ratio for a state known for its tough gun laws.

 

In 2013, Boston police seized 509 handguns, some used in homicides, others simply possessed illegally. Of those guns, police were able to trace 326 to their original point of retail sale. Forty-six percent of them were originally purchased legally in Massachusetts, said Anthony Braga, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government who analyzed the data for the Boston Police Department.

“The part that is concerning to me is that we have really good gun laws here,” Braga told police and city officials from across New England gathered at Roxbury Community College Thursday. “I don’t know if it’s a temporary blip or a trend, but it’s something that needs to be understood.”

 

Mayor Martin J. Walsh called the Regional Gun Trafficking Summit, a meeting of dozens of police chiefs, mayors, prosecutors, and administrators from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Walsh said he convened the summit as a jumping-off point for a long-term regional effort to reduce illegal gun trafficking.

“We’re going to leave with a plan that has concrete action steps,” Walsh said.

 

For years, the states north of Massachusetts — Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine — supplied a large number of the illegal guns found in Boston. Officials have said that looser restrictions in the northern states and in Southern states along the Interstate 95 corridor, such as Virginia and Georgia, made it easy for criminals in Boston to buy guns elsewhere that they typically would be unable to purchase in Massachusetts, where secondary gun sales must be reported to the state.

But Braga said his analysis suggests it is possible that criminals have been able to circumvent the state’s restrictions. In some cases, the offender involved in a gun crime was the original, and legal, buyer of the weapon, said Braga, who wondered if background checks are being conducted effectively.

Braga said he does not have a theory on why so many seized guns are coming from within the state. Between 2005 and 2006, about 26 percent of the guns seized and traced by Boston police came from Massachusetts, while nearly 41 percent of the handguns came from New Hampshire, Maine, and Southern states. In 2013, however, 36.5 percent of seized guns came from out of state.

 

Starting in June, Braga will oversee a study that will seek to understand how criminals, juveniles, and mentally ill people acquire illegal guns that land in Boston. He will work with the city’s Police Department, the US attorney’s office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. But Braga said he also plans to interview known gang members and others with knowledge of street crime to find out how gun sales are conducted.

 

Walsh said the study will cost $214,000 and will be funded by donations from several nonprofits, including Everytown for Gun Safety, which until recently was known as Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That group was started by Walsh’s predecessor, Thomas M. Menino, and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

 

Walsh made combatting violent crime in the city a central piece of his mayoral campaign. In February, after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 14-year-old brother with an illegally obtained gun, Walsh announced a gun buyback program. Officials said that 269 firearms have been handed over in exchange for $200 Visa gift cards. More than 100 of those guns were semiautomatic handguns, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

 

In addition, police have seized 179 guns so far this year, Walsh said.

“As quickly as we seize these guns, more flow into our cities and the violence continues,” he said.

 

Walsh called on those at the summit to support planning for a regional gun crime center that would act as a central location for tracing and analyzing guns linked to crimes. Planning for the center is still in the early stages, city officials said.

 

Walsh said he wanted police officials from other states to attend not just because of the gun trade, but also because guns are often exchanged for drugs that come from Boston.

“It’s a mutually destructive problem that demands a mutually constructive solution,” Walsh said.

Well, Mr. Braga, it is not a temporary blip. What needs to be understood is that stricter gun laws in the state keeps rightful owners from protecting themselves. It does not, by any means, keep criminals from breaking your new laws. What needs to be understood is that criminals will continue to break laws and illegally traffic and own guns regardless of what laws you implement.

It is interesting to read. Of course you have those who try to blame this all on non-efficient background checks or states with a ‘longer leash’ when it comes to gun sales. If that’s the case, then why are so many of the illegal guns they are seizing coming from within the state? 

Is it possible that once legal gun-owners turned into violent criminals? Sure. I am not ruling that out as a possibility, but I guarantee that is a very small percentage of the total violent criminals in the state. I am interested to see how their study goes. Maybe then they will finally realize that restricting sales and ownership of guns will not keep criminals from getting a hold of them. It will only prevent us from protecting ourselves in the event that we are confronted by them. Or maybe they won’t because people choose to be oblivious about the difference between legal and illegal gun owners. Who knows but I guess we will see.

What do you think their studies will find?