When it comes to crime, Chicago continues to trend in the wrong direction. Whereas the city’s crime rate is higher than average, the homicide clearance rate is far lower. Nationally in 2015, 61.5 percent of murder cases resulted in an arrest. In Chicago, that figure was a paltry 25 percent. Economist, researcher and author John R. Lott Jr. has a few ideas why.
In 2016, John R. Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center issued a study on concealed-carry permit holders—in it, he indicated that concealed carry was rapidly rising among black females. This week, Fox News is also reporting that more black women are turning to guns for self-defense.
Since 2006, Pennsylvania gun owners and Second Amendment supporters have been gathering annually at the state capitol in Harrisburg to send a message to legislators that gun control has no place in the Commonwealth. The 11th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally—hosted by NRA and other pro-gun groups across the state—is scheduled for next Monday, May 22.
Frank Miniter exposes the VPC’s lying ways in trying to derail the Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Act currently under consideration in Congress.
Women’s March organizers are leading a protest today against the alleged “intimidating rhetoric of hatred” and to “strive for the respect of the civil and human rights of all people.” The location: the headquarters of America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.
Last week, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPPC) issued a new study on concealed carry that showed the number of permit holders has risen for the fourth consecutive year. CRPC puts the total number of concealed-carry permit holders at 16.3 million.