Yes, I know that I am a bad man for putting in that ‘despite.’ The reality is, it’s because of the new rules. Turns out that criminals will reexamine their work habits and daily productivity when there’s suddenly an increased chance that their potential victims might have a gun.
Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics. Reports of burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively. In the first quarter, the city’s homicide rate was at a 56-year low.
But, getting back to the title… hey, it could have been worse: I almost wrote more ‘liberal’ concealed-carry rules. The problem, of course, that these days ‘liberal’ no longer really has the connotation of ‘freedom:’ more like ‘scolding,’ ‘bureaucratic,’ and ‘sour.’
Via Hot Air.