"Murder rates fall as the number of adults carrying concealed handguns increases."It went on to find:
"The six states that allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit
have much lower murder and violent crime rates than
the six states which try to stop people having concealed handguns."
"During the last quarter of the 2000 century, the murder rate declined 27.7%
while the number of handguns owned by Americans increased 160%."
"Luxembourg, where handguns are totally banned and ownership
of any kind of gun is minimal, had a murder rate nine times higher
than Germany in 2002."
"By the year 2000, violent crime had so increased that England
and Wales had Europe’s highest violent crime rate,
far surpassing even the United States."
"The felons most frightened about confronting an armed victim were those
from states with the greatest relative number of privately owned firearms."
"Companies have said they want to be located in conservative areas,
"Kennesaw is home to more manufacturing businesses than any other Cobb city."
"Clearly a majority of our gun carrying, member officers feel that armed citizens are an asset in reducing violent crime and not a liability.
"Fear of the unknown or known gun carrier... has an immediate effect on reducing violent criminal activity."
“I was against concealed weapons at first, because I thought there'll be more road rage and more shooting, but at the end of the day I was wrong about that."
– Chief Dennis Tyndall, West Columbia, South Carolina
West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall plans to run for Lexington County sheriff
"The gun control crusade today is like the Prohibition crusade 100 years ago.
"It is a shared zealotry that binds the self-righteous know-it-alls in a warm fellowship... fighting on the side of the angels against the forces of evil.
"It is a lofty role that they are not about to give up for anything so mundane as facts
- or even the lives of other people."