View Full Version : Opposing view: Right-to-carry saves lives

12-14-2007, 10:24 PM
By Wayne Lapierre.

Statistics can't console grieving families, but might be more useful than defeatist editorials in developing public firearms policy.
Our analysis of FBI crime data shows that in 2006, compared with the rest of the country, states with right-to-carry had overall average violent crime rates 26% lower.
Critics argue that right-to-carry will produce "too many" armed citizens, but in the same breath they say that if a crime occurs, there'll be "too few" armed citizens to be useful. The fact is, some armed citizens are always better than none.