Skip to comments.Liberals Claim New York Gun Laws Lead to Lower Violent Crime...Same Statistics Say "Wait A Minute!"
Posted on 02/03/2012 11:17:04 AM PST by Sasparilla
A Liberal, anti gun rights article this week claimed that New Yorks strong gun laws make that state safer than weaker gun law states of Arizona and Texas do. The article quoted as an example: 408.1 violent crimes and 6.4 murders/manslaughters in Arizona per 100,000 population compared to 392.1 and 4.5 in New York.
Its a favorite tactic of almost every anti firearms rights groups to cherry pick statistical numbers and use them to try to give themselves a position of strength in calling for restrictive gun laws.
Well, lets take a few statistics from the same 2010 FBI Violent Crime Statistics report that they quoted from and put the numbers in actual context compared with states with lower crime rates. We believe that they must have accidentally Overlooked these statistics from the same report.
Lets start with two states with restrictive gun laws equal to or harsher than New Yorks.
In Illinois, with Chicago being the third largest city in the USA, where you cant even legally take a gun into your garage, and with the state being the only holdout state to forbid any concealed carry, and, even with their stiff restrictions on legal gun purchases, there was more violence per 100,000 persons than in the highly praised "low crime" New York state. 435.2 violent crimes and 5.5 murders/manslaughters per 100,000 in Illinois in 2010 versus the 392.1 violent crimes and 5.5 murders/manslaughters per 100,000 in New York
In California: containing 8 cities in the top 50 in population, and with all of their restrictive gun laws similar to New York: 440.6 violent crimes and 4.9 murders/manslaughters per 100,000 in 2010 in California versus 392.1 violent crimes and 5.5 murders/manslaughters per 100,000 in New York. More violent crime there and .6 less murder?
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Hey leftscum (not the Freeper OP): AZ and TX have higher crime rates because there is a freaking narco-civil war going on just over the border and the violence is spilling over! Idiots...
Gun control is like trying to solve drunken driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant...it’s that they know so much that isn’t so.”
Figures I saw years ago and have no reason to believe they have changed is that 65% or higher of the victims had criminal records with multiple charges
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