If one were to listen to the liberal media screeds about guns and the people who carry them, one could easily be led to believe that concealed carry permit holders are a bunch of dangerous and heavily armed hot-heads ready to resort to violence against anyone who crosses their path, for little or no reason at all.
Of course, common knowledge and real life experience tells us otherwise, but now there is also statistical evidence proving not only that concealed carriers aren’t exceptionally violent, but that they are actually one of the most law-abiding segments of the entire nation’s population.
According to The Daily Wire, a study was recently conducted by noted statistician John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, who discovered that it is very rare for permit holders to violate the law:
“The report, written by Crime Prevention Research Center president John Lott, notes that it is very rare for permit holders to violate the law and compares the crimes committed by permit holders to police officers and the general population. The police committed 103 crimes per 100,000 officers, while the general population committed 3,813 per 100,000 people, 37 times as much as the police crime rate.”
And those numbers include all general felonies and misdemeanors, not only the vaunted “gun violence” and gun crime that the media gets so heated about.
Based on Lott’s research of data from both Florida and Texas, he discovered that police officers commit firearms violations at a rate of 16.5 per 100,000 officers, while permit holders commit gun crimes at an astonishingly low rate of 2.4 per 100,000.
Bear in mind that these numbers come following a significant surge in the number of permitted carriers across the country over the past 15 plus years, a stretch that has simultaneously seen a steady decline in both general crime and violent crime rates, specifically murder (though those rates have recently spiked in the strict gun control utopias controlled by Democrats).
While the media certainly does not want to hear this news, as it completely undermines their false accusations and blanket smears against gun owners and gun carriers, they nevertheless must accept the fact that concealed carrier permit holders are some of the most law-abiding individuals in the country.
Perhaps that has something to do with permit holders having to prove they have clean records, undergo background checks, submit their fingerprints and jump through a variety of hoops (depending on the state) in order to obtain a permit that can be quickly snatched away for the slightest offense.
It would be nice if the media would actually report this, but we will not hold our breath.
In the meantime, we will continue to walk among the general population, armed and prepared to defend ourselves — and them — should the need arise. Otherwise, our firearms will remain holstered and hidden, with the public at large and the liberal media none the wiser.
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