Gun deaths fall after new rules making it easier to get license to carry resulted in a six-fold increase of people packing heat
Detroit Free Press story
Michigan sees fewer gun deaths -- with more permits
January 6, 2008
Six years after new rules made it much easier to get a license to carry
concealed weapons, the number of Michiganders legally packing heat has
increased more than six-fold.
But dire predictions about increased violence and bloodshed have
largely gone unfulfilled, according to law enforcement officials and,
to the extent they can be measured, crime statistics.
There is a twenty plus year example of how more legal guns reduce crime: Kennesaw, GA.
In the early 1980's Kennesaw enacted a law which required homeowners to own a firearm. This law allows the residents to file for an exemption, and many homeowners have recieved an exemption and do not own a gun.
But the majority of Kennesaw household have a gun.
Since this law was enacted there have zero (0) gun deaths in Kennesaw.
Crime in Kennesaw dropped 70% in the first 2 years, and has stayed at this greatly reduced level.
I hope the US Supreme Court is aware of this.
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