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Oooops! More People, More Guns, and…LESS Crime?

Facts are stubborn things: A study released Tuesday by the government’s Bureau of Justice Statistics found that gun-related homicides DROPPED from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. That’s a 39 percent reduction in the RAW NUMBER, while the population grew by 51 MILLION, and the number of guns in America went from 200 million to over 300 million!

Pew Research Center found a similar decline by looking at the rate of gun homicides, which compares the number of killings to the size of the country’s population. It found that the number of gun homicides fell from 7.1 per 100,000 people to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2010, a drop of 49 PERCENT! Folks, that’s HUGE.

So, to summarize, we have more people, with more guns, and (thanks to the growth of “Concealed Carry” laws) more people CARRYING guns, and yet we have a BIG DROP in the “gun homicide” rate. Bad news for the anti-gun mob who continually claim that “more guns will surely mean more violence.”

But don’t hold your breath waiting for mainstream media to highlight any of these facts, or for Piers Morgan, Chuck Schumer, and the rest of the gun-phobic liberal loons to “see the light” – in the Church of Gun Control, no mere facts will deter them from their holy war…

 

 

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