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Say it ain’t so Joe!

I’m sure this news will only be a coincidence to those on the left as they will search and search and search until they can find another plausible reason why gun crimes decreased amid a rise in gun sales:

FOX NEWS – Amid calls nationwide for stricter gun control laws, Virginia is experiencing a unique trend: the state’s gun-related crime is declining but firearms sales are increasing.

Firearms sales rose 16 percent to a record 490,119 guns purchased from licensed gun dealers in 2012, according to sales estimates obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

During the same period, major crimes committed with firearms dropped 5 percent to 4,378.

“This appears to be additional evidence that more guns don’t necessarily lead to more crime,” said Thomas R. Baker, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs who specializes in research methods and criminology theory.

“It’s a quite interesting trend given the current rhetoric about strengthening gun laws and the presumed effect it would have on violent crimes,” Baker told the newspaper. “While you can’t conclude from this that tougher laws wouldn’t reduce crime even more, it really makes you question if making it harder for law-abiding people to buy a gun would have any effect on crime.”

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  • http://www.therightscoop.com/ MadJack

    “Since firearms sales have increased in Virginia, gun crimes have decreased ”

    It’s cause all you Virginians is racist!

    • unclesamnephew

      MadJack you nailed it.  Virginian gave us Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Rbt Lee they were all racist weren’t they.  one other thing the Battle Flag of Northern Virginian

  • Rshill7

    I like it when criminals get shot in the very act of trying to hurt innocent, law abiding, folks. That’s what guns are for. Defending ones life and one’ s freedom. I wish I could shoot the Healthcare Law. It wants to violate my life and freedom too.

  • JungleCogs

    The Left doesn’t care about crime; only about ‘people control’.

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    Tougher laws on crime?  How about enforcing the laws that already exist?

  • poorhardworker

    If every one was armed our conversations would be much more civilized!  Common sense….

  • PicklePlants

    “While you can’t conclude from this that tougher laws wouldn’t reduce
    crime even more, it really makes you question if making it harder for
    law-abiding people to buy a gun would have any effect on crime.”
    Um, yeah…. it reduces crime.

  • tinlizzieowner

    The 2nd Amendment. America’s original ‘Homeland Security’.  ;-)

  • 12grace

    Love it.

  • StanleyHill

    The policeone poll said we needed more law abiding citizens with guns, I guess that they were right after all!

  • HCTUB

    Someone please tell Pinocchio and Fast and Furious Holder , THANKS

  • StanleyHill

    Chicago with it’s stiff gun laws and many of them shows that the more laws the more murders are committed. They use the excuse that it is because the other states don’t have stiff laws. As conceal carry comes in to a state the crime goes down! It the balance of power between the law abiding and the criminal that make the difference! Over the years the gun banners taught us in school that the police are here to protect us, so you don’t need a gun and the percentage of law abiding people that owned a gun went down and crime went up. Now we are moving in the other direction since Florida started the conceal movement then followed by other states..