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Women Driving Gun Sales to New Highs

Background checks indicate retail gun sales have been on a record pace for the past 18 months, and gun store owners say women are a driving force behind the surging sales.

CNN Counters UN: Claims U.S. Gun Deaths ‘One of the World’s Highest’

The 2008 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows the U.S. as the 92nd highest for homicides among 192 other countries around the world. This agrees with a 2012 Congressional Research Services (CRS) report showing the firearm-related homicide rate in the U.S. fell sharply as private gun ownership began soaring post-1994.

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Report: Concealed Carry On The Rise, Murder On The Decline

For example, “over 1.7 million new permits were issued [in 2014],” which represents a “15.4 percent increase” over the number issued the year before. The CPRC report also shows that concealed carry permits are no longer just a guy thing, either. Rather, since 2007 “permits for women have increased by 270 percent” while permits for men have increased “by 156 percent.”

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NYT Claims Concealed Carry Holders are Bad Guys with Guns

On February 11 The New York Times armed itself with a report from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) and went to war against concealed carry permit holders, associating said permit holders with murder and other crimes and raising the specter that concealed carry permit holders may actually be the “bad guys” with guns in a scenario where “good guys” with guns are promised.