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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

No Surprise: Crime drops in Chicago while Gun applications surge

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No Surprise: Crime drops in Chicago while Gun applications surge
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No Surprise: Crime drops in Chicago while Gun applications surge
Now that Chicago is finally issuing concealed carry gun permits crime is dropping notes Alan Gottlieb,Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. I've been saying this for years and now, once again, I've been proven right. My sense of jubulence over this victory for freedom is tempered, however, when I think of all the victims that might have been saved if Chicago had acted sooner notes Gottlieb.
The Washington Times has reported that burglary is down 20%, car thefts are down 26% and the homicide rate is at a 56 year low since the ban was lifted on concealed carry permits. 
Gottlieb notes the obvious when he points out that with concealed carry the potential criminals don't know who might be armed when they consider engaging in a crime. This has proven over and over again to be a natural deterrent says Gottlieb. 
The response by the public has been overwhelmingly positive with applications for gun training, which is a requirement for the permit, is surging. 
Chicago is moving in the right direction as it responds to the previously unprecedented rise in crime and homicide that gave the city, with over 500 murders in 2012, the moniker of murder capital of America. Gun laws had been so restrictive that Museums in Chicago were banned from displaying unloaded antique guns. 
At last, Gottlieb exults, the people of Chicago are no longer allowing themselves to be like sitting ducks for violent criminals as they take appropriate actions to defend themselves. 
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 and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, AlanGottlieb'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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