Lowest murder rate since 1958 once permitted to carry.
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Last summer, Illinois became the last state in the Union to grant concealed-carry gun permits to its citizens. Gun-control advocates warned of a bloodbath in crime-plagued Chicago. Or maybe it would be better to say they warned the temperature of the constant Chicago bloodbath would be increased considerably by loosening gun laws.
In fact, the exact opposite occurred: Chicago just announced that the first quarter of 2014 had the lowest murder rate since 1958. As The Blaze observes, it’s much too soon to draw any big conclusions from the effect of a law that didn’t actually result in any concealed-carry permits being issued until over halfway through the quarter… but you can bet your last bullet that if the crime rate had gone up, even slightly, the media would have gone berserk blaming it on concealed-carry law.