lets compare places where open carry is legal and concealed carry is shall issue. versus places where both open carry and concealed carry are completely prohibited. We can compare Chicago to Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, it was recently reported that crime was showing record declines. while every time we turn on the news or open a news paper, we're hearing about incredible numbers of homicides in the city of Chicago.
You can't prove that a crime is deterred, because it's impossible to report a crime that's not committed. To think that it is viable to track such data is completely retarded.
911: 911, what is your emergency?
Armed citizen: Yes, I would like to report a crime that didn't just happen.
911: I'm sorry sir, I don't understand, could you say that again?
Armed citizen: Yes, a man just came up to me and said he was going to mug me, but he told me that because I was armed, it wouldn't be worth getting shot, so he says he's going to wait for an unarmed victim to mug.
911: Sir, are you aware that it is illegal to make prank calls to 911?
Armed citizen: this isn't a prank, I think it's important for people to know when an armed citizen prevents a crime!
911: sir, unless you have an emergency to report, I have to ask you not to call 911.
Armed citizen: You mean you don't take reports of crime that doesn't happen?
911: no, sir, please only call 911 if you actually witness or are the victim of a crime or emergency.
The crazy thing isn't that some retarded editorial writer can write this and get it passed an editor, it's that even more retarded people read his dribble and believe the writer is a literary genius. If they honestly believed what they were writing, they would have put their name on it. Since the writer did not put their name on it, we have no idea who's opinion we're reading. For all we know, it's something the Brady people paid to have published as an editorial.