They also have a handy chart:In the vast majority of the 706 incidents documented in Concealed Carry Killers (591, or 84 percent), the concealed carry permit holder either committed suicide (293), has already been convicted (226), perpetrated a murder-suicide (55), or was killed in the incident (17). Of the 87 cases still pending, the vast majority (74) of concealed carry killers have been charged with criminal homicide, four were deemed incompetent to stand trial, and nine incidents are still under investigation. An additional 28 incidents were fatal unintentional shootings involving the gun of the concealed handgun permit holder.
Sure. They had well over a million paid online subscribers at one point. Probably still do.People still pay attention to the New York Times??
ExactlyOf course the NYT quotes research by an anti-gun group and conveniently fails to mention any data that would refute. I thought we'd learned from other studies that:
- permit holders are less likely to commit any crime that other groups
- even less likely than police to commit crimes
- only a fraction of a percent of licensed gun owners ever have their permit revoked
And since when does a permit holder have to kill an assailant in order to stop a crime?
I find it both ironic and disturbing that people who only read the NYT and watch CNN accuse those who use other sources to be duped by "fake news", yet they are blindly consuming the DNC approved narrative.People still pay attention to the New York Times??
Violence Policy Centerâ€™s Creative Writing Skills.A great deal of them are indeed suicides.
They also have a handy chart:
The data they draw their conclusions from is here:
Looks like many of them are just someone who happened to have a concealed license, and they would have committed their crime whether they had one or not. They seem to overlook the millions of people who have licenses but somehow manage not to kill anyone.
For those new reading the blog or may have missed it, I covered before the deceptive writings of VPCâ€™s Concealed Carry Killers before. I had not checked on it on a while and decided to see whatâ€™s new.
I found a newly designed site and what appears to be a mixture of clickbait with a disclaimer, just like those parody news websites like The Onion of Duffleblog.
The editorial board at the New York Times is concerned about "The Threat to Public Safety if 'Concealed Carry' Goes National."
Their problem, of course, is that we CCW permit holders are just too dangerous.
If you happen to have a Twitter account, you can follow Miguel @GunFreeZone I'm sure he would love the follow.Actually… the VPC is an anti-gun organization. They operate an anti-CCW website called Concealed Carry Killers, so they might just be a little bit biased. BUT, for the sake of argument, lets accept their data as 100% accurate.
VPC data lists 898 deaths in 9 years. The Crime Prevention Research Center shows that in 2007 there were 4.6 million people with CCW permits and by July, 2016 there are 14.5 million people with CCW permits.
Let's say that the increase in permits has been linear, so the average number of permits from 2007 to 2016 is 9.55 million. That gives us for 2007 - 2016, 1 non-justified shooting for every 10,635 CCW permit holders, or 0.0094% of CCW permit holders committed a non-justified shooting.
More at the link..........