Its an interesting article. I saw it a day or two ago but never bothered reading it.
Although I don't deny that more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens is = to less crime, to gain an appreciation of the statistics used, we need to know their definition. By Crime Rate, are they referring to homicides and armed robberies or are they talking about things such as the simple act of possessing a firearm?
Despite the common perception of many people, including many on this forum, not every person carrying a gun without a permit is a "criminal." Although, technically they may be, that doesn't mean they are...ya know what I mean? I'm not advising that people go around flagrantly disobeying the laws that are set forth, but I think you get my idea.
So I guess its like this. If they consider a drop in the number of people charged with owning a handgun to be a drop in crime rate, then yea, those are probably spot on accurate numbers. If they are referring to other things including that, then you can see where it may be somewhat misleading...
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