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VIRGINIA: Gun Sales Rise, Crime Falls

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.

Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/04/Violent-C...

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