You have heard the stupid comment that “A gun owner is just a criminal waiting to happen.” or “A good Guy with a Gun is a person who has not committed a crime yet.” It seems when it comes to commit crimes, we are way down at the bottom of the totem pole.
“With about 685,464 full-time police officers in the U.S. from 2005 to 2007, we find that there were about 103 crimes per hundred thousand officers,” CPRC President John R. Lott Jr. calculates. “For the U.S. population as a whole, the crime rate was 37 times higher—3,813 crimes per hundred thousand people,” he quickly adds to emphasize they’re already an above average demographic.
By comparison, during the nearly three decades, “Between October 1, 1987 and June 30 2017, Florida revoked 11,189 concealed handgun permits for misdemeanors or felonies,” according to the report. “This is an annual revocation rate of 10.4 permits per 100,000.”
In Texas in 2016 (the last year for which data is available), 148 permit holders were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor—a conviction rate of 12.3 per 100,000,” according to Lott. “Among police, firearms violations occur at a rate of 16.5 per 100,000 officers. Among permit holders in Florida and Texas, the rate is only 2.4 per 100,000.”
The funny part is that Gun Control fans by their own admission, belong to the Standard US population and that means they are in average, 346 times more likely to commit a crime (any crime) that us, the alleged criminals with guns.
Be kind and remind them whenever they get more stupid than usual.