Piece at NRO: "Guns and the Drop in the Violent Crime Rate"

My piece starts off this way:

President Obama undoubtedly didn’t intend it, but he deserves some credit for the recent report that all violent crime rates dropped in 2009, murder rates by 7.4 percent, robbery rates by 9 percent: His election caused gun sales to skyrocket, and crime rates to plummet.

Gun sales started notably rising in October 2008, and sale really took off immediately after Obama won the presidential race: 450,000 more people bought guns in November 2008 than bought them in November 2007. That’s over a 40 percent increase in sales. By comparison, the change from November 2006 to November 2007 was only about 35,000. Over the last decade, the average year-to-year increase in monthly sales was only 21,000. . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

More guns, less crime. How come our brilliant liberal intellectuals, who seem to know everything about everything, never saw that coming? They wouldn't be dishonest leftists who use silence and ignorance to advance their anti-gun rights political agenda, would they?

9/28/2010 6:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

And, as we know from our scientific training, correlation proves causation.

I'll check out your book to see if your statistical methods are better when you have more space to develop your argument.

9/28/2010 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And currently the number of guns getting smuggled out of the US and into Mexico is at an all time high, and yet Mexico seems to be having a spike in their murder rate.

But then if you can buy a gun in the US for #200, and sell it in Mexico for $500, take that money and buy drugs, bring them into the US and sell them for $1000, and repeat till rich...

9/29/2010 1:39 AM  

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