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Once more, with feeling: More guns = less crime

posted at 5:02 pm on November 26, 2012 by

Criminals will always be able to obtain firearms — the best and most effective antidote to this reality is allowing law-abiding citizens to arm themselves, plain and simple.

Gun-related violence has fallen steadily since 2006 in Virginia despite record firearm sales, according to a university professor’s analysis. …

Baker’s analysis shows the number of gun purchases soared 73 percent in the six-year period, while gun-related violent crimes fell 24 percent.

Baker, who specializes in research methods and criminology theory, said the comparison seems to contradict the premise that more guns lead to more crime in Virginia.

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