Here is a link to the FBI website on 2009 crime data preliminary report. For the 3rd year in a row violent crimes are down. Be interesting to see how the Brady Campaign tries to spin the fact that with more states issuing CCW permits the crime rate is down instead of up like they tried to tell everyone would be the case.
People who advocate in favor of stricter gun control legislation fail to accept the basic tenet that criminals don't obey laws. Removing guns from the hands of law abiding citizens only serves to increase the supply of victims for the criminal element to prey on.
Everywhere that citizens are allowed to defend themselves in this country, the crime rate drops. It's only common sense.
Sarah Brady's husband Jim suffered devastating injuries during the assassination attempt on President Reagan. I can fully understand how such a life changing event would spur her to activism. However, I feel that her efforts are misguided and counterproductive.
A criminal who wants a gun will always find a way to obtain one.