Maybe you should read, MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME by John R. Lott, JR. I'm pretty certain that crime rates with deadly force are lower in cities that have more lax CCW permits than others. Criminals want the least amount of resistance possible. What a better way then banning the best method of self defense. I don't even own a gun and I don't plan on it but the right to own one and protect your home and family should not be taken away.