THE FLORIDA EXPERIMENT

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For those unfamiliar with the Florida experiment, in the 1980s the state was in the midst of the Miami Vice violent crime crisis.  Homicide rates were high and the people were sick of it.  The Florida state legislature decided to address the problem by passing a uniform concealed carry permit system that allowed law abiding citizens to make the choice of whether to carry a handgun or not.

Contrary to the anti-gun predictions, the murder rate has plummeted in the subsequent 26 years since passage going from 11.4 murders per 100,000 Floridians to 5.2 murders per 100,000.  This dramatic drop in murders in spite of the more than 1.1 million Floridians having received concealed carry licenses, should forever put the lie that simple availability of guns creates crime.

However, Holder remains undeterred in his quest. But the U.S. House of Representatives does not have to remain in passive acquiescence to the disgraced A.G.'s personal anti-gun jihad.  Instead, they can and should deny the Justice Department the millions of dollars that are being spent to develop a product that the private sector can create if there is a consumer demand.

Of course, it makes little sense from a market perspective to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on personalized guns, when the 50 cent gun lock included by manufacturers with most new firearm purchases accomplishes the same mission.    Congress needs to put an end to Holder's unhealthy gun infatuation by withholding the funds to feed it, and they need to do it now.


If the anti-gun left were truly interested in public safety, they would heed the experience of states with liberal concealed carry laws like Florida and extend a similar law nationally.

For those unfamiliar with the Florida experiment, in the 1980s the state was in the midst of the Miami Vice violent crime crisis.  Homicide rates were high and the people were sick of it.  The Florida state legislature decided to address the problem by passing a uniform concealed carry permit system that allowed law abiding citizens to make the choice of whether to carry a handgun or not.

Contrary to the anti-gun predictions, the murder rate has plummeted in the subsequent 26 years since passage going from 11.4 murders per 100,000 Floridians to 5.2 murders per 100,000.  This dramatic drop in murders in spite of the more than 1.1 million Floridians having received concealed carry licenses, should forever put the lie that simple availability of guns creates crime.

However, Holder remains undeterred in his quest. But the U.S. House of Representatives does not have to remain in passive acquiescence to the disgraced A.G.'s personal anti-gun jihad.  Instead, they can and should deny the Justice Department the millions of dollars that are being spent to develop a product that the private sector can create if there is a consumer demand. - See more at: http://www.pryordailytimes.com/editorials/x1535563593/Defund-Holder-s-gun-bracelet-scheme#sthash.F8zq3DBs.dpuf
If the anti-gun left were truly interested in public safety, they would heed the experience of states with liberal concealed carry laws like Florida and extend a similar law nationally.

For those unfamiliar with the Florida experiment, in the 1980s the state was in the midst of the Miami Vice violent crime crisis.  Homicide rates were high and the people were sick of it.  The Florida state legislature decided to address the problem by passing a uniform concealed carry permit system that allowed law abiding citizens to make the choice of whether to carry a handgun or not.

Contrary to the anti-gun predictions, the murder rate has plummeted in the subsequent 26 years since passage going from 11.4 murders per 100,000 Floridians to 5.2 murders per 100,000.  This dramatic drop in murders in spite of the more than 1.1 million Floridians having received concealed carry licenses, should forever put the lie that simple availability of guns creates crime.

However, Holder remains undeterred in his quest. But the U.S. House of Representatives does not have to remain in passive acquiescence to the disgraced A.G.'s personal anti-gun jihad.  Instead, they can and should deny the Justice Department the millions of dollars that are being spent to develop a product that the private sector can create if there is a consumer demand. - See more at: http://www.pryordailytimes.com/editorials/x1535563593/Defund-Holder-s-gun-bracelet-scheme#sthash.F8zq3DBs.dpuf
If the anti-gun left were truly interested in public safety, they would heed the experience of states with liberal concealed carry laws like Florida and extend a similar law nationally.

For those unfamiliar with the Florida experiment, in the 1980s the state was in the midst of the Miami Vice violent crime crisis.  Homicide rates were high and the people were sick of it.  The Florida state legislature decided to address the problem by passing a uniform concealed carry permit system that allowed law abiding citizens to make the choice of whether to carry a handgun or not.

Contrary to the anti-gun predictions, the murder rate has plummeted in the subsequent 26 years since passage going from 11.4 murders per 100,000 Floridians to 5.2 murders per 100,000.  This dramatic drop in murders in spite of the more than 1.1 million Floridians having received concealed carry licenses, should forever put the lie that simple availability of guns creates crime.

However, Holder remains undeterred in his quest. But the U.S. House of Representatives does not have to remain in passive acquiescence to the disgraced A.G.'s personal anti-gun jihad.  Instead, they can and should deny the Justice Department the millions of dollars that are being spent to develop a product that the private sector can create if there is a consumer demand. - See more at: http://www.pryordailytimes.com/editorials/x1535563593/Defund-Holder-s-gun-bracelet-scheme#sthash.F8zq3DBs.dpuf
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