Monday, March 20, 2006

Guns: The Best Health Insurance

Legally Owned Guns Do Far More Good than Harm. What a great article! And by an MD no less.

First William Campbell Douglass slices into that old "statistic" (gun-controllers lie really) about a gun in the home being likely to hurt a family member than a goblin.
The real statistics firmly cement the fact that legally owned and carried guns do far, far more good than harm.
Then when you really look at the difference between states that do allow concealed carry and those that don't... you find that the states that don't allow legal concealed carry have a bit of a problem.
  • There are 89% more violent crimes than in states that allow "concealed carry" (that's gun-speak for being legal to carry a hidden firearm on your person)
  • There are 127% more murders than in states that allow concealed carry
  • There are 25% more rapes than in states that allow concealed carry
  • There are 96% more aggravated assaults than in states that allow concealed carry
  • There are 106% more robberies than in states that allow concealed carry.
[Via John Lott]

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