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Washington Times reports: Murder Rates DROP as CCW Permits Soar

Washington Times reports: Murder Rates DROP as CCW Permits Soar. (So it is NOT Guns. See the Hidden, Correct Target to STOP Mass Shootings)
August 19th, 2019

In the aftermath of another deranged killer using a gun as the tool to commit his homicidal and suicidal acts of violence, the hand-wringing gun grabbers are at it again. They are wasting no time in exploiting the deaths of innocent people by pointing their finger at GUNS as the cause of the carnage and wanting to ban them.

Although these crimes are horrific and over-publicized by the media, the facts indicate there are TWICE as many people killed by shootings in Chicago EACH YEAR than in ALL of the mass shootings on US soil each year. Of course, Chicago already has STRICT gun control. That's not the story the gun grabbers and media want you to see.

Another fact the gun grabbers and media hide from you is that gun ownership has dramatically and steadily INCREASED nationwide over decades while the national murder rate has steadily DECREASED, which proves without question, on a national scale, that MORE GUNS=LESS CRIME.

Fortunately we have a President who understands what makes America great and will not sacrifice our personal freedom for the fallacy of gun control.

"It's the people that pull the trigger, not the gun that pulls the trigger so we have a very, very big mental health problem and Congress is working on various things and I will be looking at it," Trump told reporters on the tarmac before heading back to Washington.

President Trump agrees with me and understands the bigger picture. He is starting to uncover the hidden, correct target! Read this entire email and watch the videos to find the hidden, correct target to STOP mass shootings. Then FORWARD THIS EMAIL to the White House and Congress to educate the law makers and expose the truth!

And here's a report by the Washington Times that shows the murder rate nationwide has dropped 25% since 2007 while the number of Concealed Weapon Permits has nearly TRIPLED.

The Washington Times

Murder rates drop as concealed carry permits soar: report

By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times

The number of concealed carry handgun permits has skyrocketed since President Obama was first elected, while murder rates have fallen, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared from 4.6 million to over 12.8 million, and murder rates have fallen from 5.6 killings per 100,000 people to just 4.2, about a 25 percent drop, according to the report from the Crime Prevention Research Center.

And the number of permits issued is increasing faster every year. Over 1.7 million new permits were issued last year - a 15.4 percent increase over 2013, the largest such single-year jump ever, according to the report from the center led by President John R. Lott and research director John E. Whitley.

The number of concealed carriers is likely even higher, since permits are not required in eight states.

Gun rights advocates say that the findings in the report fall in line with their personal experiences and research and directly refute the liberal argument that more guns lead to more violence.

"It puts the lie to the myth promulgated by anti-gun individuals that somehow more law-abiding citizens carrying guns will lead to more crime. In fact, quite the opposite is the case," said Larry Keene, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. "More law-abiding citizens own firearms for self-protection, and crime continues to decline."

But gun control advocates denounced the report, pointing to other studies showing concealed handguns are more frequently used for non-self-defense killings.

"Concealed carry killers are a threat to public safety. The evidence is clear that all too often, private citizens use their concealed handguns to take lives, not to save them," a statement from the Violence Policy Center's Concealed Carry Killers page reads.

A spokesperson for the center did not reply to multiple requests for comment.

According to the center, there have been 561 incidents in 36 states and the District of Columbia involving concealed handguns that have resulted in 743 deaths. "Only a tiny fraction of these cases are ever ruled to be in self-defense," the website states.

But according to the latest report, concealed carriers are among the most law-abiding citizens in the country, even more so than police officers.

In Florida and Texas permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors of felonies at one-sixth the rate that police officers are convicted, according to the report.

"The citizen concealed carrier I don't think ever forgets the fact that he's a citizen on display, and he knows that he's representative of a group of people," said Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. "The last thing a concealed carrier wants to do is get into a situation where they have to use the gun. Even if it were a legitimate use, they know just what kind of horrible mess their life will become once they use that gun."

Data on gun sales and recent opinion polls indicate that more people are warming up to the idea of gun ownership. A 2000 Gallup Poll found that 35 percent of Americans thought that owning a gun made their home safer. By 2014 that number soared to 63 percent.

A Dec. 2014 Pew Research poll found, for the first time in more than two decades, there was more support for gun rights than gun control, with 52 percent of respondents saying it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46 percent said it was more important to control gun ownership.

NCIS background checks increased from 11.2 million to 21 million between 2007 and 2014, according to the report, and the sale of guns has skyrocketed over the last two years. About 14 million guns were sold between 2008 and 2011, while over 20 million were sold between 2012 and 2013, and about a quarter were sold to first-time buyers, Mr. Keene said.

"The public increasingly understands that gun control is a failed social experiment, and it doesn't work," Mr. Keene said. "All gun control ever does is infringe upon the rights of the law-abiding citizens and does nothing to stop criminals from illegally acquiring firearms, and it doesn't stop them from misusing them in crime."

Researchers attributed the uptick in permits and gun sales to President Obama's election.

Between 1999 and 2007 the number of permits increased by about 240,000 per year. But in the next four years, during Mr. Obama's first term in the White House, the number of new permits issued jumped to 850,000 per year. From 2011 to 2013, the number increased by 1.5 million, rising to 1.7 million last year, according to the report.

Following the killings of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, Mr. Obama called for more gun control, a move that Mr. Keene said prompts Americans to head to local gun retailers.

"Whenever we see calls by politicians to take away the ability to exercise a fundamental civil liberty protected by the Second Amendment, people react," Mr. Keene said.

Mr. Pratt also speculated that the spike in permit and gun sales can be attributed to a reaction to riots and looting that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore during protests over police killings of unarmed black men.

"What this really is is a reaction to Ferguson and Baltimore. Every time the authorities demonstrate that things can happen that they can't control, that your life could be in danger and your property could be taken away from you in an instant, people get it," Mr. Pratt said.

The report found that women and minority populations are getting more permits than white men, the most commonly stereotyped gun owners.

Since 2007 permits for women have increased by 270 percent and for men by 156 percent.

Although white males are still the largest concealed carry permit-holding group, the number of permits obtained by blacks accelerated the most, with Asians and American Indians following in second.

Between 2012 and 2014 the number of black permit holders increased from 10,389 to 17,594, according to the report.

Black females were the fastest-growing concealed handgun permit group, increasing 3.44 times faster than white females.

"The stereotype of the gun owner being a middle-aged male white guy from the South is simply not correct anymore," Mr. Keene said.

Gun rights advocates say that the uptick can be attributed to more minority populations and women in urban areas seeking to protect themselves from violent criminals.

Mr. Pratt called the findings very encouraging for conservatives, and said they indicated a shift from liberal ideologies among minority groups.

"That is probably one of the most encouraging findings in that whole survey," he said of the data on black permit holders. "That ought to give liberals and anti-Second Amendment folks a lot of reason to cry.

"I would go and have a sign out for carry permits in the middle of as many black communities as I could. This is going to be a very worrisome finding for the liberals. They ain't got nothing if they haven't got the blacks. They lose. That's the only margin of victory they reliably have," he added.

End of Washington Post article

So the gun grabbers are DEAD WRONG. Anybody who continues to place the blame on guns, instead of attacking the REAL cause of these mass shootings, has blood on their hands from EVERY mass shooting since Columbine.

WHY? Because whenever you are trying to correct a bad statistic, you must analyze ALL of the factors that may be causing the unacceptable problem you are trying to correct. There may be several factors, but ONE, is the RIGHT TARGET to attack, and when attacked, will cause an immediate correction of the problem.

Find the RIGHT Target, attack it, and the bad statistic immediately and positively responds.

Attack the wrong target and the bad situation will not improve, and in many cases gets worse.

In analyzing statistics of mass shootings, there are several factors (targets) that have been talked about as the cause of the shootings, including access to guns, lack of proper mental health care, violence in movies, television, and video games.

The danger in lumping all of these factors into the "cause" of mass shootings is that it appeases the public and tricks them into thinking "something has been done" but it hides the RIGHT target and mass shootings not only do not stop, they become more frequent and deadlier, as we have witnessed yet again.

Isn't that EXACTLY what we have seen over the last 40 years? We have picked the wrong target, because had we selected the right target and attacked it 40 years ago, mass shootings would have stopped. But they have not stopped, they have become more frequent and more deadly.

So what have we targeted as a society to try to stop these mass murders that have clearly been the wrong target?

Guns are the wrong target.

Why?

Because prior to these shootings, there were just as many guns per capita and there was unrestricted access to semiautomatic weapons, even for young adults and kids. But even more evidence that guns are the wrong target is the undeniable fact that in towns, cities, schools, and shopping malls, where guns have been severely restricted and in some cases outright banned, the statistic of murder, HAS NOT DROPPED, IT HAS INCREASED!

Even greater evidence that proves guns are the wrong target is found in towns, cities, schools and shopping malls where law abiding, responsible citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons. In those areas where guns are the least restricted we see the statistic of murder and violent crime HAS DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY.

So if the RIGHT TARGET IS NOT GUNS, what is the right target?

Well, let's first look at the other targets being offered up... Violence in TV, Movies and Video Games.

If you are old enough to remember when America did not have kids walking into schools and killing their classmates with guns, then you remember when you could walk to school with your .22 rifle because you were on the school's rifle team, and prop your rifle up against the cabinet in the back of your classroom. You also likely remember the TV shows and movies you watched as a kid, as well as the games you played with all the other kids...

You watched westerns and war movies that had lots of killing in them. You played Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians.

Remember those games? If you had the money, you had toy cap guns to use and if you didn't have the money you made toy weapons out of sticks or whatever you could fashion to look like a Tommy Gun or lever action rifle or bow and arrow. And yes, you killed the bad guy every chance you could get. And yes, every now and then someone you shot said you didn't shoot him and it might lead to an argument, a wrestling match or a few punches thrown to settle it. BUT YOU NEVER, EVER THOUGHT OF GRABBING THE REAL GUN that was unlocked and readily accessible in your closet at home, and taking it to school to shoot your classmates.

The TV, movie industry, and video game industry has placed warning labels and age restrictions on violent shows and games, but it has not made a difference in mass shootings. WHY? Because such restrictions, were the WRONG TARGET!

Had that step of restricting violent media been the right target, we would have seen a positive change, a decrease in mass shootings, and we have not.

WHY have we NOT seen a change in mass shootings after restricting violent media from our youth? Because kids and young adults KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between a violent TV show, movie or video game and real life, just as you and I did 40 or more years ago when we played, Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and GI Joe.

So that leaves improving mental health care as the only remaining target that has been talked about as a solution to stop mass shootings. Believe it or not, lawmakers are suggesting the cause of these mass shootings is the inability of the State to involuntarily commit people who show signs of mental illness!

Do you see the inherent insanity in such a target? With a government already gone wild in stripping freedoms and privacy after 9/11, now there are actually lawmakers talking about increasing the power of the government to involuntarily commit (that means against your will) citizens to a mental institution! Remember the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

These are the same lawmakers who champion gun control laws and banning violent media content as the solution to stop mass shootings. They say that due to lack of funding, we have released so many "crazy" people from mental institutions into the streets, which has caused the increase in mass shootings.

Really? How many mass shooters have been homeless, mental derelicts who lacked a psychiatrist treating them and prescribing them medication? NOT ONE.

So if the RIGHT TARGET to stop mass shootings is NOT GUNS, and it is NOT VIOLENT MEDIA, and it is NOT MORE MENTAL HEATLH CARE, then WHAT IS IT?

To find the RIGHT TARGET look to see what CHANGES took place in society when mass shootings first began and what has increased in society directly and proportionally to the increase in mass shootings, even during the same time when strong actions and restrictions against guns and violent media were being implemented to stop the mass shootings.

The answer, the common denominator, the RIGHT TARGET in the ever increasing number of mass shootings was and continues to be the creation of strong, mind-altering, psychiatric drugs by the pharmaceutical companies and their systematic pushing of these drugs to our children and youth through our public school system, and the endless assault of prescribing anti-depression medication for adults. These drugs create the monsters who are killing their parents, teachers and schoolmates and the public at large.

Let me make a bold statement here: When the medical authorities complete their blood chemistry on the latest mass murderer, THEY WILL FIND PSYCH DRUGS in his system.

(Update Aug 15: Here's exactly what I predicted... Xanax, an anti-anxiety, anti-depression psychiatric medication, plus cocaine and other drugs in the mass murderer's blood stream. )

Bold statement? Not really. EVERY MASS SHOOTER SINCE COLUMBINE HAS BEEN ON PSYCH DRUGS!

When I recognized psych drugs being pushed on our youth as the right target after the Columbine shootings. I stated it then and I have stated it after every mass shooting since and guess what, EVERY SHOOTER has been under psychiatric care, taking these powerful, mind-altering drugs that are scientifically proven to create homicidal and suicidal urges in those being prescribed these drugs!

It is the RIGHT TARGET. Ban the prescription and distribution of these strong, mind-altering drugs and as a society we will not have drug induced assassins killing innocent people.

Of course to do so, would take multi-billions of dollars in ridiculous profits from the pharmaceutical companies who through their relentless "lobbying" in Washington, DC have managed to not only stay in business when all evidence points at their product as the root cause of these mass shootings, they also convinced Congress years ago to pass legislation allowing the blatant advertising of antidepressant drugs on TV, radio, Internet, newspapers and magazines.

Now you understand one of the reasons why members of Congress, who receive huge political contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, avoid attacking the RIGHT TARGET, psych drugs, and continue to point fingers at the wrong target... your guns.

The latest shooting is no different. It is not about hate or easy access to guns. It is about the anti-social, psychopathic effects of psychiatric drugs that are irresponsibly forced on society from the cradle to the grave through pharmaceutical marketing budgets that are larger than the gross national product of many third world countries and the drug pushing psychiatrists and medical doctors who prescribe them.

My efforts to spread the truth that it is NOT guns, but rather psych drugs that are doing the killing is being heard and more main stream media sources are finally spreading the truth with me.

See this article http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/big-list-of-drug-induced-killers/ and help me spread the truth by forwarding this e-mail to all on your lists and asking them to do the same.

If we truly want to stop mass shootings, we have to ban the prescription and distribution of these strong, mind-altering drugs and as a society we will not have drug induced assassins killing innocent people. At the same time, we must strengthen those aspects of society that have statistically provided a positive reduction in violent crime. Namely, allow the law abiding responsible citizenry to carry concealed weapons to protect against mass shootings.

New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles... the big cities, with the strictest gun control have the highest murder and violent crime rates. Allow law abiding, responsible citizen to be trained to carry a concealed weapon and those same cities with the highest murder and crime rates will see an immediate and permanent reduction in violent crime and murder as all the other towns and cities across America have seen when they allowed their citizens to carry concealed weapons.

I have been preaching this for years. Direct our lawmakers to the RIGHT TARGET. IT'S NOT GUNS!

Others are now seeing it too. Help spread the word.

Watch this video from Citizens Committee on Human Rights. They have done the hard research and now say the same thing I said over 15 years ago...

Then see what Michael Moore, the Darling of the Liberal Left, Anti-Gun Media now has to say about the cause of Columbine. Medical Doctors and Psychiatrists Now Admit Connections Between Psych Drugs and Homicidal and Suicidal Actions of Children and Teens:

Fox National News reporter Douglas Kennedy exposes the link between psychiatric drugs and school shootings:

And here is another that explains WHY the FDA is hiding the drug relation to the mass shootings:

Here is more information to help spread the truth...

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/the-giant-gaping-hole-in-sandy-hook-reporting/

http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/is-it-time-to-call-for-hammer-control/?cat_orig=us

www.thepetitionsite.com/967/364/876/demand-federal-investigation-into-psychiatric-drugs-school-shootings/

http://breggin.com/dr-breggin-testifies-before-congressional-committee/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhO0Pul_FcE

http://www.frontsight.com/gun-training-reports.asp

And never forget what gun control is REALLY about. It is not about controlling guns, it is about controlling people.

Lawmakers who want to disarm you really want to control you. History is full of governments who first registered guns, then confiscated guns, then rounded up and systematically killed those who the government deemed were trouble makers...

170 million of them!

Don't think it could not happen here. Look at the freedom and liberties we have lost since 9/11. The latest mass shooting is just another scapegoat to take another step at controlling the American people.

After every mass shooting, we hear the unenlightened politicians and knee-jerk liberals wailing, "If we can save just ONE life by getting guns off the street, then it is worth passing stricter gun control..."

Well, the next time you hear that from anybody, I want you to respond with: "Over 170 million people would disagree with you... if they could. You can't talk with them, because they are dead! They were killed by their own governments after strict gun control disarmed them."

Then I want you to hand them a copy of Innocents Betrayed, an award-winning documentary DVD that I co-produced with Aaron Zelman and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO).

You have probably seen the e-mails that float around the Internet that look like this:

WORLDWIDE HISTORY OF GUN CONFISCATION

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated...

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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Well, I co-produced Innocents Betrayed because it dramatically and irrefutably documents the direct connections between government gun control schemes and the subsequent genocides that have taken the lives of over 170 million people!

This is a must-see DVD because it contains documented, proven facts of history that even the most ardent gun control advocate cannot deny.

Watch a short trailer of this riveting and educational film. Then order your own copies to share with your family, friends and co-workers. All proceeds go directly to JPFO and assist in their efforts to educate Americans and expose the fallacy of gun control.

I personally put my money where my mouth is to co-produce the DVD because the message is so important to the future of our country and our offspring. The dangers of gun control are real. Innocents Betrayed exposes them in such an undeniable manner in this DVD that you simply must have it in any well-stocked information arsenal for sharing with anyone who thinks otherwise.

And until our government wakes up and bans pharmaceutical advertising in all forms of media, and the medical community takes appropriate responsibility and action against those doctors who are creating these mass killing monsters through the prescription of known, violence inducing drugs, please consider getting armed and trained. With 1 in 5 American taking psych drugs, the next killings could be at your school, church or workplace!

Sincerely,

Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
7975 Cameron Drive, #900
Windsor, CA 95492
http://www.frontsight.com
info@frontsight.com
1.800.987.7719

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