Skip to comments.'Gun violence' plummets, and 'gun control' groups demand course change; but why?
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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If you can’t find a crisis to exploit make one to use later.
In answer to the headline -
because reducing gun violence is not the goal.
Citizen disarmament is the goal.
Because only 12% of those surveyed are aware of it.
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