he and his partner jumped me in alley and one tried to choke me and the other hit me in the face, breaking my nose before I shot one of them. Under the law of the state, I had an absolute right to use deadly force to prevent a violent criminal assault upon my person. So tell me again why my life should have been over.
The Appeal to Ridicule is a fallacy in which ridicule or mockery is substituted for evidence in an "argument."
Lets look at the facts rather than an emotional appeal fallacy...
Fact: Gun homicides were 10% higher in states with restrictive CCW laws, according to a study spanning 1980-2009
Fact: In Texas, citizens with concealed carry permits are 14 times less likely to commit a crime. They are also five times less likely to commit a violent crime.
Fact: People with concealed carry permits are:
5.7 times less likely to be arrested for violent offenses than the general public
13.5 times less likely to be arrested for non-violent offenses than the general public
Concealed Carry Laws Increase Crime
Myth: Concealed carry laws increase crime
Fact: Thirty-nine states, comprising the majority of the American population, are”right-to-carry” states. Statistics show that in these states the crime rate fell (or did not rise) after the right-to-carry law became active (as of July, 2006). Nine states restrict the right to carry and two deny it outright.
Fact: Crime rates involving gun owners with carry permits have consistently been about 0.02% of all carry permit holders since Florida’s right-to-carry law started in 1988.
Fact: After passing their concealed carry law, Florida’s homicide rate fell from 36% above the national average to 4% below, and remains below the national average (as of the last reporting period, 2005).
Fact: In Texas, murder rates fell 50% faster than the national average in the year after their concealed carry law passed. Rape rates fell 93% faster in the first year after enactment, and 500% faster in the second. Assaults fell 250% faster in the second year.
Fact: More to the point, crime is significantly higher in states without right-to-carry laws
Fact: States that disallow concealed carry have violent crime rates 11% higher than national averages.
Fact: Deaths and injuries from mass public shootings fall dramatically after right-to-carry concealed handgun laws are enacted. Between 1977 and 1995, the average death rate from mass shootings plummeted by up to 91% after such laws went into effect, and injuries dropped by over 80%. - Concealed Carry Laws Increase Crime | Hawaii Concealed Carry
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