SURPRISE! Chicago crime rates drop sharply after concealed carry permits issued
Well, well, well! Chicago politicians try so hard to keep their crime rates up, but the Constitution keeps getting in the way. After winning some key court battles, the newly armed citizens of Chicago have driven the violent city’s crime rate down dramatically.
from Washington Times:
Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.
“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. “The police department hasn’t changed a single tactic — they haven’t announced a shift in policy or of course — and yet you have these incredible numbers.”
As of July 29 the state had 83,183 applications for concealed carry and had issued 68,549 licenses. By the end of the year, Mr. Pearson estimates, 100,000 Illinois citizens will be packing.
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America doesn’t need militarized police; it needs an armed citizenry.
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This is well timed
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