Pat Kessler, a local reporter for WCCO out of Minnesota, dropped some hard truth bombs on firearms, and we’re sure the mainstream media won’t let him keep his job after this.
“We took a very hard look at these numbers, and we did find that Minnesota has a very high rate of gun ownership — one of the highest in the country — but it has a relatively low rate of violent crime,” revealed Minneapolis station WCCO reporter Pat Kessler in a segment Thursday.
He further commented that his state “set a new record for firearms background checks” in 2017 including nearly 500,000 permit checks.
“Minnesota set another 2017 record, too,” his report continued. “The State Department of Public Safety reports 283,188 Minnesotans now have permits to legally carry firearms in public.”
For those of you in the back, more folks attempted to buy firearms in the state than ever before.
So what’s the big deal? Well…
“Criminals are deterred by higher penalties. Just as higher arrest and conviction rates deter crime, so does the risk that someone committing a crime will confront someone able to defend him or herself,” gun rights advocate John R. Lott explained in an interview that year with the University of Chicago Press.
“There is a strong negative relationship between the number of law-abiding citizens with permits and the crime rate — as more people obtain permits there is a greater decline in violent crime rates. For each additional year that a concealed handgun law is in effect the murder rate declines by 3 percent, rape by 2 percent, and robberies by over 2 percent.”
To go along with that, “Last December, the FBI recorded a record number of 2.78 million background checks for purchases that month, surpassing a 2.01 million mark set the month before by about 39 percent. That December 2012 figure, in turn, was up 49 percent from a previous record on that month the year before,” Forbes columnist Larry Bell wrote.
This all is meant to support the idea that more guns surely equals less violence. What do you think/
(H/T Conservative Tribune)