What people don't understand is that criminals will always have guns. If our right to own guns is taken away, we will have no way to defend ourselves against criminals.
What the above statistics show is that there has been a 61% increase in the amount of people who wish to posess a firearm LEGALLY. Most people that go out and commit crimes with a firearm do so illegally. With this rapid of an increase in people obtaining licenses, i can not help but think that people believe their safety is in jeopardy. Maybe the police should be less concerned with trying to suck revenue off of the interstate and address the apaprent safety issues we are having in our own neighborhoods.