Police Chief Survey Reveals that Armed Citizens Reduce Crime

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President Obama has been constantly using the mass shootings to encourage stronger gun control policies arguing that it would be safer for citizens. However, nation’s police chiefs and sheriffs believe that guns reduce violent crime.

In the 28th Annual Survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police, police chiefs were asked if qualified armed citizens can help law enforcement reducing violent crimes and 76% of them agree they can.

Moreover, 87.9% chiefs believe “any vetted citizen” should “be able to purchase a firearm for sport or self-defense.”

Police chiefs and sheriffs were also asked if they:

“support nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapon permits”:

Yes: 86.4%

No:  10.6%

N/A: 2.9%

This survey suggests the idea of prohibiting carrying weapons can be dangerous. Thankfully the sales of guns have increased after the San Bernardino mass shooting, and qualified civilians can still use their weapons to defend themselves helping reduce violent crime.

Read the full article and survey at MRC TV

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