In 2012, Chicago was the murder capital of America. That December, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down the ban Illinois had in place on concealed carry. This year was the first time the new concealed carry program was implemented in the state.
Guess what? In the first quarter of 2014, the homicide rate in Chicago dropped to the lowest we have seen in 56 years. Auto theft rates have dropped by 26% and burglaries are down by 20%.
Well, what do you know? Now that people can defend themselves in public, Chicago’s notorious crime rate has suddenly plummeted. It’s not rocket science. For some reason I doubt the cops are responsible for the sudden turnaround.
If I were you, I would worry about the militarization of the police, Piers.