As Concealed Carry Increases, Violent Crime Decreases


Gun-control advocates are calling for more limits, but as concealed carry goes up, violent crimes go down.

An eight-year review of national statistics finds that between 2007 and 2015, concealed-carry permit holders increased 215 percent  -- and during that same time, the murder rate fell 14 percent  … and the overall violent crime rate fell 21 percent.

Alice Tripp of the Texas State Rifle Association says responsibility gun ownership should be associated with security, not fear.

The statistics are from the Crime Prevention Research Center.

The comparison -- as concealed carry goes up, violent crimes go down -- is being promoted to counter gun-control advocates who are calling for more limits.

Tripp says responsible gun ownership should be associated with security, not fear.


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