By now, just about everyone with eyes & ears has been made aware of how high Chicago’s crime rate is.  Among them, are those who foolishly, hastily, insist that guns, and guns alone, are the entire problem.  What this ignorant slice of the population fails to take into consideration, is that at the time of this writing, Illinois is still the only state on the books without an active concealed carry law.

In this article, we’re going to look at some facts which prove, unequivocally, that people who run around whining about gun control, actually don’t know the first thing about that which they rant.

Concealed Carry is Proven to REDUCE Crime Rates

People who support the notion of taking the guns out of the hands of good, hardworking, law-abiding citizens, are either blissfully ignorant, grossly uninformed, or just wired to quickly draw conclusions they know little to nothing) about.  There are so many examples we could use here, but let’s go with the most obvious.

The states which boast the lowest crime rates, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, in order, also happen to have the most liberal and longest-standing gun control laws in the country.  Now, do you honestly think this has something to do with the fact that they’re on the East coast, or that they’ve been around longer than other states?  Of course not.  It’s because the criminals know that, if they try any of their s#!t out there, they absolutely run the risk of being shot in self-defense. Period.

The Truth Behind Chicago’s Crime Rate Statistics

People watch the news and at least once a day we’re hearing about how dangerous Chicago is.  Let’s get something straight, here.  The majority of the murders you’re hearing about on TV are not taking place in the Loop, downtown, the north shore or the suburbs; they’re occurring in an extremely limited section on the South and West sides, and isolated to regions where gang activity is extremely prevalent.  The sensationalism you’re hearing on the news, is just that… sensationalism.

The truth is, Chicago is one of the most lovely cities in the world, and it’s a shame that a limited number of ruthless, lawless thugs who have no regard for laws (let alone, gun laws) are killing each other and robbing their own neighbors in record numbers.  Again, it makes you wonder… if these punks knew that their next proposed victim was armed to the teeth, legally, would they even consider it?  We think… no, we know, they absolutely would not.

Disarming Law-Abiding Citizens Only Makes Things Worse

The most frustrating thing to a gun owner, is trying to explain to a non-gun owner why disarming law-abiding citizens is dangerous.  These people, despite their acute mental slowness, seem to think that when you make guns illegal, they all just magically disappear.  The ones who don’t think this way, are traditionally under the impression that disarming the legal public will somehow allow the police to respond faster to 911 calls.  This, as you know, is insane.

When you take away guns from decent, honest citizens, you simultaneously sway the odds in favor of the gang bangers, drug dealers, career criminals, etc.  Why?  Because they didn’t buy their guns legally, and there is no chance in hell that they are going to march down to their local precinct and say, “Hi officer, here are my stolen guns with scratched off serial numbers, please don’t arrest me.”

Before you join in on the gun debate, please, for the love of God, know what you’re talking about.  At Concealed Carry of Illinois, we are working hard to educate Illinois residents and businesses on the value and benefit of supporting legal and responsible concealed carry.  If you’d like more information, or are interested in taking one of our pistol safety classes, call us or register online today.