Having been in law enforcement decades starting in the 70’s, I learned early on that church leaders (pastors, etc.) were more likely to commit a crime than a policeman. (Hard to believe, I know.)
Ah, but wait! I have some statistics that may be even harder to get your head wrapped around!!? The following was taken from the February, 2017 issue of the NRA ‘Rifleman’ magazine.
Carry Permit Figures Surge in 2016
Permit holders, as a class, tend to be substantially more law-abiding than the general population. The Crime Prevention Research Center notes that the crime rate for the
general population is 37 times higher than the rate for police officers, yet concealed-carry permit holders “are convicted of felonies and misdemeanors at less than a sixth the rate for police officers.” Overall, gun crime victimization is substantially lower than it was 20 years ago, while the number of individuals legally carrying firearms has skyrocketed.
. . . . The concept of national reciprocity of carry permits has been formally endorsed by President Donald Trump, and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., has already announced plans to push forward a Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 when the new Congress meets next year.
So if the ‘left’ has argued guns are evil, how do you reconcile these numbers..?? And given these stats, how far do CCW holders have to go to prove they can be trusted?