Originally posted on The Minority Republican:
by Providence Crowder
Out of the many homicide statistics that anti-gun proponents would show us as evidence for the need for “strict” and “common sense” gun control, they fail to acknowledge that most all of these killings are committed by people with illegal guns. Gun control does not work for criminals because they never cared about gun laws in the first place. They will still have their guns, it’s the rest of us that will be disarmed.
A 2002 U.S. Justice Department study of 272,111 felons released from state prisons in 1994 found that within three years of their release, these former inmates had been charged with committing at least 2,871 new homicides, 2,444 new rapes, 3,151 other new sexual assaults, 2,362 new kidnappings, 21,245 new robberies, 54,604 new assaults, and 13,854 other new violent crimes. Sadly, there may have been more victims had armed citizens not deterred those criminals.