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postal16
01-12-2010, 2:28 PM
http://yubanet.com/usa/Concealed-Handgun-Permit-Holders-Kill-9-Law-Enforcement-and-108-Citizens-Since-May-2007.php

It would be interesting to put these stats into context by stating how many CCWs are issued nationally and what a small percentage (almost none-existent) the supposed problem is as these guys are trying to spin it.

postal16
01-12-2010, 2:39 PM
Here is my response:

"This typical anti-gun BS. 39 States are shall issue CCW states. Florida alone has over 600,000 CCWs...if you take this number alone, the number of murders committed by CCWs is about 0.02% of Florida CCW gun owners. When doing apples to apples 12 FL CCWs results in 0.002%. I do not know the national number, but this percentage will be completely non-existent statistically speaking when compared.

So to take my right away to carry because a tiny insignificant number of people misused their permits is completely and utterly dumb. It is a fact that in areas with high CCW percentage, crime is lower."

IrishPirate
01-12-2010, 2:45 PM
Yeah, they make no mention of how many licensed carriers there are in each state for a comparison. You could make any argument seem bad if you only point out the negative. This is easily trumped by statistical data that shows how many lives were saved because of CCWs.

CABilly
01-12-2010, 3:19 PM
Stats collected from biased news media as opposed to actually doing the grunt work of finding & checking your own facts give about zero credibility.

Glock22Fan
01-12-2010, 4:08 PM
I believe that such credible stats as they are show that CCW holders are less likely to misuse their firearms than are poollice officers.

postal16
01-12-2010, 4:11 PM
they deleted my response that I posted above...maybe "Liberal BS" offended them LOL

My375hp302
01-12-2010, 4:19 PM
How many licensed drivers killed someone in a DUI crash? I guarentee the number is much higher. Maybe we should take away everyone's driver licenses in the intrust of public safety!

ElvenSoul
01-12-2010, 4:22 PM
What do you expect from the media.

B Strong
01-12-2010, 4:23 PM
Figures don't lie, but Liars do figures.

VPC is a bunch of scum-sucking liars.