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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Report equates concealed carry permits with drop in crime

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Report equates concealed carry permits with drop in crime

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Report equates concealed carry permits with drop in crime
Arguments made by Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the  Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation  regarding a correlation between an increase in the number of concealed carry permits and a decrease in crime rates have once gain been vindicated by a new report issued by the Crime Prevention Research Center.
The report reveals that 11.1 million Americans now carry concealed weapons, up from 4.5 million in 2007. The 146% increase coincides with a 22-percent decrease in both murder and violent crime rates.
The report reveals that Florida has the highest number of citizens holding concealed carry permits with Texas a close second.
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, from 2007 to early estimates for 2013 murder rates have dropped from 5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.
These findings are backed by a 2007 Harvard University Study entitled "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?" which compares the murder rate in Europe with the United States concluding that "the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths" is wrong.
The Harvard study compared gun ownership in Russia, which stands at about 4,000 per 100,000 people and where the murder rate was 20.52 per 100,000 in 2002 to Finland, where gun ownership was 39,000 per 100,000, the murder rate was a low 1.98 per 100,000.
Data from a 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that restricting semi-automatic rifles following the  Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was misguided.
A champion of Second Amendment rights, Alan Gottlieb concludes that if the government wants to reduce murder rates and keep Americans safer they should encourage gun ownership by responsible law abiding citizens. Gottlieb notes that the gun restrictions advocated by the well-funded gun grabbing groups play into the hands of criminals who continue to get guns while they are restricted to those who are law-abiding. 
Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb.
Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America.  His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of  Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.”  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News ChannelCNN Headline NewsMSNBCPiers MorganLou Dobbs TonightHardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations.  He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.
Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington,  KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.
In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy andShe Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb's Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.

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