Do concealed-carry laws lead to increased gun violence? The Violence Policy Center counts 319 people killed by concealed-handgun permit-holders, although its hard to know what role, if any, the permits played in those killings. Crime is complex. But common sense neednt be: More hidden guns increase the potential for violence, and that cant be good.
319/5 = 64 victims per yearLast time I looked at The Violence Policy Center website those numbers were for a 5 year period. The gang bangers in Chicago shoot that many people a year. Time to try to put another twist on this story...
Some of the shootings could be justifiable self defense.
The antigun crusader and their organizations (the VPC) are trying to disarm 'we the people' while trying to expand the number of pigs (create a police state). This may be a benefit to society, but I can say from personal experience the police have been harassing me now for decades. On top of that, my opinion is that most multiple victim shooting rampages are deliberately instigated by police (including shootings involving kids). Local police where I live (Westmont, Illinois) have vandalized my property and harassed me and my family relentlessly. And police all across the country can control any entity because most people will do anything police force them to do.
Nothing good ever comes from disarming people. Gun control creates thousands of victims of assault, theft, and murder, and does not stop or reduce crime. Police are the biggest sponsors of gun control. It becomes the proof that pigs lie and ignore laws. Pigs lie to justify gun control laws.