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'Gun violence' plummets, and 'gun control' groups demand course change; but why?
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^
| 9 May, 2013
| Kurt Hofmann
Posted on 05/09/2013 9:08:10 AM PDT by marktwain
As Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman noted yesterday, new findings published by the DoJ's Bureau of Justice Statistics show that violent crime, including "gun crime," has experienced a sustained and dramatic decline between the years of 1993 and 2011 (the time period over which the study was conducted). A Pew Research Center analysis, also just released, came to very similar conclusions.
Even the generally reliably anti-gun Los Angeles Times could not help but notice this development:
In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half. Other gun crimes fell even more sharply, paralleling a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns. Violent crime dropped steeply during the 1990s and has fallen less dramatically since the turn of the millennium.
The Associated Press notes some raw numbers:
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bjs; crime; guncontrol; secondamendment
Several articles about this already. Note that the graphic is comparing apples and oranges - crimes prevented compared to homicides committed.
posted on 05/09/2013 9:08:10 AM PDT
If you can’t find a crisis to exploit make one to use later.
posted on 05/09/2013 9:10:59 AM PDT
(Live well for those that did not make it back.)
In answer to the headline -
because reducing gun violence is not the goal.
Citizen disarmament is the goal.
posted on 05/09/2013 9:11:51 AM PDT
(The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
The single largest component of the decrease in crime committed with firearms is the reduced percentage of the whole population that consists of unmarried young males. I don't mean to say or suggest that's the sole cause; it remains, however, the single largest component of the multiple causes.
posted on 05/09/2013 10:00:12 AM PDT
(The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
Because only 12% of those surveyed are aware of it.
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