Just kidding. The Arizona Republic didn’t report this. As usual, the malpracticing "mainstream" media isn’t interested in any news that doesn’t fit their Leftist agenda. You have to check the "alternative" blogs to find out that more guns equal less crime. We found this at BearingArms.com.
From January 2013 to June 2013:
Nationwide, forcible rape was down 10.6 percent, burglary was down 8.1 percent, murder was down 6.9 percent, and aggravated assault was down 6.6 percent from the previous period. Arson plunged a staggering 15.6 percent.
There was slight increase (0.6-percent ) in murders in cities with a population of 25,000-49,999, and a 2 percent rise in murders in cities with a population of 50,000-99,999. The number of murders plunged the deepest in cities with a population of more than 1 million citizens, which reported a 18.5 percent drop.
Overall, violent crime dropped 5.4 percent, with the largest drop in non-metropolitan areas, which saw a 10.5 drop in overall violent crime, and a 13 percent drop in murders.
The crime rate dropped as firearm sales had a record-breaking year.