The murder rate, along with nearly all other crime rates, has been decreasing significantly in the US:(Original post by Fred5134)
Also given the murder rate by gun in the US, it's hard to argue that the availability of guns is making people safer due to the 'good guy with a gun makes us all safer and will save us all' myth.
1980: 10.2 per 100,000
Violent crime rates:
1980: 597 per 100,000
In 1980, only 8 states had shall-issue CCW laws permitting citizens to carry guns on their person. In 2010, 41 states allow citizens to carry guns on their person.
So as more and more citizens have began carrying firearms, crime has plummeted. What now?
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