Attack Watch

Hmmn, maybe it’s not Obama’s stated desire to re-instate the (failed) Assault Weapons Ban that’s driving gun sales today. Maybe it’s that violent crimes are on the rise again, and people want to protect themselves. 

“The rate of violent crime increased by a whopping 17% last year, according to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), marking the biggest jump since 1993. Property crimes also went up 11% last year. That means that in 2011 there were nearly 6 million violent victimizations and more than 17 million property victimizations, according to the DOJ figures.” 

Well that’s just like it was in the 80’s, with inner-city gangs slugging it out over drug-selling profits, right?

Ummn, no. 

… crime rate in the suburbs is growing much faster than in the cities or rural areas, the government figures show. In 2011 suburbanites suffered a 20% in violent victimizations, according to the DOJ. Keep in mind that the feds admit in their report that the figures are probably much higher since only about 50% of violent victimizations were reported to police. 

Carry your guns, people. It’s a lighter burden than regret.