Guns In Hands Of Law-Abiding Citizens Deters Crime

Monday, April 8, 2013

In looking at  the map of recent shootings in the Chattanooga area along with the zip code map of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit database - it appears there is some information law enforcement and politicians should take note of.

According to the zip code map of the Chattanooga area, those areas with shootings have a total of 2,053 state-issued handgun carry permit holders.

Those areas without shootings have more than twice the amount of handgun carry permit holders with a total of 4,360.

To my knowledge, of the 31 or so shootings thus far in 2013 - there hasn't been one involving a handgun carry permit holder. 

Therefore, according to this, more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens does not correlate with higher use of guns by them in commission of crime - which disputes claims by some. Further, the areas with the highest density of handgun carry permit holders have not seen one single shooting - not one - which substantiates the claim by others that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens has a deterrence upon crime.

Mike Romines

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