Violent crimes plummeted in 2013 as gun sales skyrocketed – Bearing Arms

It appears that Robert Heinlein was correct: an armed society really is a polite society.

The FBI has just released their latest semi-annual crime report, covering January to June of 2013.

Nationwide, forcible rape was down 10.6 percent, burglary was down 8.1 percent, murder was down 6.9 percent, and aggravated assault was down 6.6 percent from the previous period. Arson plunged a staggering 15.6 percent.

There was slight increase (0.6-percent ) in murders in cities with a population of 25,000-49,999, and a 2 percent rise in murders in cities with a population of 50,000-99,999. The number of murders plunged the deepest in cities with a population of more than 1 million citizens, which reported a 18.5 percent drop.

None of this is of any surprise to those of us who have stuck to the facts in the gun control debate.