This article is exactly right to point out the absurd stereotype that the alt-left media portrays as the NRA. The National Rifle Association members get a bum rap when it comes to the media describing them. What comes to your mind when you remember the news reports about the NRA? The media is always amazed that the OK Corral scenario never breaks out at an NRA convention. On top of that, they always predict that gun violence will rise in the city and during the time of a convention. Want to know what the crime stats really are? Read on.
As Written By Jim Geraghty for the National Review:
ATLANTA, Ga. — It’s something of a tradition with the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting – some local journalist or activist claims that bringing roughly 80,000 gun owners and Second Amendment advocates to a city for a convention increases the risk of a shooting.
This year the cry from an anti-gun activist was, “Scores of angry, anti-government gun addicts will converge in Atlanta this weekend! Secret Service, remain vigilant!”
Not only has there never been a shooting at an NRA Annual Meeting, crime in the city usually goes down during that weekend. (If you were a mugger, would you try robbing NRA Convention attendees?)
In 2010, 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.”
In 2014, Indianapolis Police reported the city had the significantly fewer problems with teen violence on the Saturday the convention was in town compared to the previous three weekends. Last year in Louisville, crime downtown declined, although it’s worth mentioning that the most of the NRA events were held at the convention center some distance from downtown. (A considerable number of NRA meeting attendees stayed in hotels downtown.)……..
FULL STORY HERE: