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Old but Interesting CCW statistics

RustyNailRustyNail Member Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭
RIGHT-TO-CARRY LAWS

* Florida adopted a right-to-carry law in 1987. At the time the law was passed, critics predicted increases in violence. The founder of the National Organization of Women, Betty Friedan stated:

"lethal violence, even in self defense, only engenders more violence." (13)


* When the law went into effect, the Dade County Police began a program to record all arrest and non arrest incidents involving concealed carry licensees. Between September of 1987 and August of 1992, Dade County recorded 4 crimes committed by licensees with firearms. None of these crimes resulted in an injury. The record keeping program was abandoned in 1992 because there were not enough incidents to justify tracking them. (13)(15)

* Florida adopted a right-to-carry law in 1987. Between 1987 and 1996, these changes occurred:


Florida
United States
homicide rate
(-36%)
(-0.4%)
firearm homicide rate---(-37%)
(+15%)
handgun homicide rate (-41%)
(+24%)

http://www.justfacts.com/gun_control.htm

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