Police Fatalities for '08 Prove CCW Laws No Threat to Cops, Says CCRKBA


Templar

I'm a square
Good Read....but WE already knew this.
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"Police Fatalities for '08 Prove CCW Laws No Threat to Cops, Says CCRKBA


BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another bogus argument of gun control extremists - that sensible concealed carry laws create an increased threat to police officers - has been refuted by statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and published by USA Today.


The number of officer fatalities due to gunfire is the lowest in 50 years, noted Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A report out Monday said that this year, 41 officers have died from gunshot wounds, down 40 percent from the 68 who died by gunfire in 2007. Yet the number of concealed carry permits issued by the states has risen, dramatically in some areas, in the past 12 months.


"Better training and equipment have contributed to this decline," Gottlieb stated, "but it must be noted for the record that growing numbers of legally-armed citizens have not resulted in more police slayings. That has been one of the many lame arguments offered by gun control fanatics over the past few years when they fought against expanded concealed carry rights.


"The death of one police officer is a tragedy," he continued, "but common sense right-to-carry statutes have no relation to the criminal slayings of police officers, and anti-gun rights extremists know it."


The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports that more officers have died in traffic-related incidents than in shootings, same as last year, Gottlieb noted.


"There are, today, more legally-armed citizens than ever before," he commented, "and more privately-owned firearms than ten or even five years ago. More Americans own semiautomatic sport-utility rifles, growing numbers of women own guns for personal protection and more citizens are involved in shooting sports.


"None of these law-abiding citizens pose any threat to public safety, and especially to the safety of our local police," Gottlieb concluded. "We expect the new Congress, and state legislatures around the country, to keep this in perspective as the gun ban lobby mounts new attacks on firearm civil rights in 2009."


With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA :: Homepage) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States."
 

HK4U

New member
Proving again what we new already. I am sure this will change the minds of the Brady Bunch. Not.
 

gdcleanfun

Banned
My older brother who is quite a bit more liberal than me, actually applauded my decision to carry, both open and CCW. I sent him this article. I'll bet he approves. It's great how some of us can have different viewpoints about things and still see eye to eye about carry.
 

Glockster20

Clinging to God and guns
Interesting. Officer deaths are 30% down from last year. 2007 was a bad year for those who serve and protect. Below is a link that provides statistical analysis for the year. It also provides state, county and city jurisdictions. Line of duty deaths... most are due to vehicle accidents or being struck by vehicles. The latest line of duty death was due to gun fire. Suspect was captured.

The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.
 

Aggressive1

New member
I would think that CCW safety would be extremely easy to verify. If every shooting is investigated and a bullet is matched to a firearm and that firearm has a serial #......or at lease in most cases there is a suspect....all that would need to be done is verify whether or not that suspect has a CCW. And I would imagine in almost no cases there would be a CCW holder responsible.
 

vegasgun

New member
Interesting. Officer deaths are 30% down from last year. 2007 was a bad year for those who serve and protect. Below is a link that provides statistical analysis for the year. It also provides state, county and city jurisdictions. Line of duty deaths... most are due to vehicle accidents or being struck by vehicles. The latest line of duty death was due to gun fire. Suspect was captured.

The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

Good link - Thanks
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
Proving again what we new already. I am sure this will change the minds of the Brady Bunch. Not.

Of course they'll say something like that is still 41 too many, and only when CCW laws are further tightened will it go down even further.
 

maybejim

Maybejim
Of course they'll say something like that is still 41 too many

They will say a lot of things. They are morons and idiots. Facts and truth mean nothing to them. (Of course as it works out, either do laws or the Constitution).
 

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