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Submitted by: Robert Morse
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"I mentioned that gun owners are now considered mainstream in most of America. Yes, gun owners have finally achieved.. ordinary. Yawn. Measured across the nation, about one in eight adults have a concealed carry permit. More than a third of American families admit they have guns at home. This is significant because criminals act differently when citizens are armed. My neighbor who carries is obviously able to protect herself, but she makes the rest of us safer as well. This is how the theory works. Fewer criminals will be on the street once criminals encounter someone who shoots back. Thugs don’t like guns.. once their victims have guns too. This is more than theory. We have experience to prove it." ...
 

Comment by: Millwright66 (4/27/2015)
There's lots of peer-reviewed statistical documentation supportive of the positive effects of the "threat of a gun" as an effective deterrent to casual strong-arm crime. And the more armed citizens - particularly women - exist the more effective that "deterrence effect" is.

For decades its been axiomatic NRA conventions reduce crime - both violent and non-violent - during the convention extending beyond convention environs. Is it possible criminal elements "got the word" ?
 

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