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In Charlotte, More NRA Members Equaled Less Crime

Friday, May 21, 2010

NRA's 2010 Annual Meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina are now behind us and were, by all accounts, a great success.  In an article on CharlotteObserver.com, Molly Hedrick of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority confirmed that the convention was "extremely successful."  In fact, the NRA event was the largest convention in Charlotte history.  With crowds estimated at 70,000 to 85,000, the number of visitors amounted to the equivalent of North Carolina's 10th biggest city, officials have said.

With that many visitors in town, you might be thinking that there must have been some serious problems -- maybe some opportunistic criminals preying on preoccupied tourists making their way around an unfamiliar city.  Well, crime was actually lower during NRA's convention -- much lower. 

According to the CharlotteObserver.com article, Captain Jeff Estes, commander of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Central Division, said crime for the week was 45 percent lower than the same week a year ago.

For those who know that NRA members are among the most law-abiding of citizens, and that more guns often equates to less crime, then that figure should come as no surprise at all.

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