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Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge

An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest….

Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets…

As Abortion Rate Continues to Fall, Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Numbers Rise

A new study [PDF] from the Guttmacher Institute reports that the abortion rate in the US has continued to decline and is now at a level so low it hasn’t been seen since the 1970s. The study found a rate of 16.9 abortions per thousand women of childbearing age in 2011, though it did not […]…


A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that while gun ownership climbed from 192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, crime fell—and fell sharply. According to the report, the “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993. Following the exponential growth in the n…

Why Is the Jobless Rate for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans So High?

During a job interview with Long Island Bus, Marine Corps veteran Tireak Tulloch, who had done two tours in Iraq, recalled the senior manager commenting, “You have a lot of experience. This is an entry-level job.”

After a six-month job search that began in 2005, Tulloch, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was in no mood to be picky. While he was the equivalent of a network engineer in the Marines, he did not have the credentialing for the same job in civilian life.

Piers Morgan claims Virginia had highest murder rate — stats say otherwise

When CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t have the data to back up his case on gun control being linked to crime, he seemed to get creative with the facts.

Fair share? President Obama’s effective tax rate drops to 18.4 percent

Remember when Warren Buffett’s secretary was invited to the 2012 State of the Union address to serve as the president’s human prop for raising tax rates on the wealthy? Well, it didn’t work. The president and vice president released their tax returns today, and President Obama’s effective tax rate went down last year, to around 18 percent. That’s closing in on Mitt Romney territory, and we all know he was getting away with something.

Forward! 7.8% unemployment rate is the same as when Obama took office

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