Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Want Peace? Carry a Gun

Certainly is the case in Florida. CCW and "castle doctrine" laws have had an impact on the crime rate:

Well, the Palm Beach Post reports that Florida's crime rates have fallen to the lowest level since 1971. "A telephone message left for comment after hours with the The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, D.C. was not immediately returned."

You can get the report, in pdf format, here. It shows that, even though the state's population is growing, total homicides fell by 6.9%, and firearm homicides by 6.1%.

It may be a while before Brady Center is able to spin THOSE numbers.

HT: Of Arms and the Law


Billiam said...

Facts don't matter to them. Never will.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

I am moving to FLA.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

I've been there - can't complain. The Palm Beach area is fantastic for their money, guns, and women! HO, HO, HO.