VIRGINIA: Gun Sales Rise, Crime FallsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:37
VIRGINIA: Gun Sales Rise, Crime Falls
by AWR Hawkins 5 Aug 2013
In a real life demonstration of scholar John Lott's maxim "more guns, less crime," violent crime has dropped in Virginia as gun ownership has increased.
According to a Fox News report, firearms sales in Virginia were 16 percent higher in 2012 over 2011 and violent crime went down by 5 percent.
Perhaps the significance of this is best seen in the raw numbers: In 2012 licensed gun dealers sold 490,119 guns in their state, while the number of violent crimes for the same time period was 4,378.