John Lott, the nation's premier expert on guns and crime, has offered more proof that more guns equal less crime. Writing at the Big Government website, Mr. Lott offers a counterintuitive truth: "President Obama surely didn't intend it, but he deserves some credit for last year's 7.4 percent drop in murder rates. His election caused gun sales to soar, and crime rates to plummet." Gun sales soared because Americans rightly feared the leftist president would try to severely restrict the right to own firearms, particularly handguns. Liberals fear guns despite evidence demonstrating that higher rates of gun ownership mean lower rates of crime.
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