by AWR HAWKINS | Breitbart  |  published on August 6, 2015

hen the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned Washington DC’s draconian gun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), one could not be blamed for thinking the pillars of gun control could crumble and the liberties protected by the 2nd Amendment would flourish. However the DC City Council reacted to the ruling by complying with it in theory, but requiring a large number of hoops for law-abiding citizens to jump through in order to arm themselves in reality.

In particular, they have fought tooth and nail to prevent law-abiding citizens from easily acquiring concealed carry permits in order to carry guns with which to protect life and property. And now we see that this fight against the expanded exercise of 2nd Amendment rights has not simply correlated with an increase in gun crime but with a four year high in overall gun crimes and in summer gun crimes as well.

According to The Washington Post, there were “1,183” gun crimes in DC from January to July 2015. There were “983” crimes for the same time period in 2014, “1,168” for the 2013, and “1,143” for 2012. Summer gun crime stats–crimes occurring in July and June–showed “428” for 2015, “333” for 2014, “337” for 2013, and “322” for 2012.

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