The truth hurts.
A study by the Texas A&M School of Public Health suggested no correlation between the number of concealed handgun licenses and crime rates, according to the Texas A&M Battalion.
Researcher Charles Phillips published the study in September, and it is sure to make many liberals’ heads explode, as they equate guns with crime and therefore see the only answer to crime being to take our guns away.
The study spanned more than ten years of data and simply examined if concealed handgun licensing related in any way to crime rates. The results indicated that no such relationship exists.
The study examined crime rates and concealed carry licenses in every county in Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida.
Brazos County sheriff Chris Kirk said he wasn’t surprised by Phillips’ research.
“Personally I think people choose to arm themselves in Texas because they can,” Kirk said. “With the instantaneous reporting of news, we see a lot of bad things in our everyday lives on TV and across our electronic devices, and it’s only natural to personalize that.”
“It comes down to that a lot of people don’t want to be helpless,” Kirk said. “They want to be prepared to defend themselves or others, and that personal choice is something we need to protect.”
Larry Arnold, the legislative director for the Texas Concealed Handgun Association, said, “When I carry a concealed handgun, it’s not to protect the State of Texas. I’m not a police officer, I don’t go around solving crimes or stopping crimes or arresting people. I carry the handgun to protect myself.”