The left has been orchestrating an anti-gun movement in the wake of several horrible tragedies, but they don’t seem to consider this bit of info…
Gun violence has dropped dramatically since the early nineties and has been in decline ever since.
Whoops! How did they miss that?
By never looking for the information, that’s how.
Doug says that it’s a good idea to have a gun to protect yourself — especially if you’re a woman:
A while ago, NPR, not exactly a bastion of conservative thought, published an article that stated that gun violence had rapidly declined in recent years and continues to drop.
The sources cited in the report are the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, The Center for Disease Control, and the Pew Research Center.
“Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011,” according to a report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, “and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.
There were seven gun homicides per 100,000 people in 1993, the Pew Research Center study says, which dropped to 3.6 gun deaths in 2010. The study relied in part on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49 percent lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew,” according to the Pew study. “The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75 percent lower in 2011 than in 1993.“
But Americans just don’t know the facts.
All of that is good news — but many Americans don’t seem to be aware of it. In a survey, the Pew Research Center found that only 12 percent of Americans believe the gun crime rate is lower today than it was in 1993; 56 percent believe it’s higher.
The left keeps asking for ‘common sense gun control’ but refuses to look at the actual statistics, instead relying on emotions. Often using victims of tragedies and children as pawns to pull on your heartstrings. They need gun control to save all the children.
It wouldn’t be prudent to change policy — especially the repeal of the Second Amendment — based on feelings alone.
So, let’s maybe look at some facts then, if it’s not too much trouble.
The study also mentions that although the number of gun crimes has decreased, the number of guns has actually increased. (Gee, I wonder if there’s a correlation there…)
The study also notes that while the number of gun homicides has dropped, the number of guns in America hasn’t.
Noting that it isn’t clear how many Americans have guns in their households, the Pew researchers found that the “2009 per capita rate of one person per gun in the U.S. had roughly doubled since 1968.”
One more thing that the gun-grabbers on the Left don’t ever address — criminals don’t obey gun laws, either.
The federal government knew.
The federal report included data about where criminals had acquired their weapons.
“In 2004 (the most recent year of data available), among state prison inmates who possessed a gun at the time of the offense, fewer than two percent bought their firearm at a flea market or gun show,” according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. “About 10 percent of state prison inmates said they purchased it from a retail store or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.”
So, about that ‘common sense gun control’… it looks like the issue is criminals that circumvent the laws that are already on the books.
It also looks like an increased number of guns doesn’t contribute to increased gun crime.
In the case of Parkland, it was failure upon failure of the FBI, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the school board — all government-run organizations that allowed the murderer to continue his shooting spree.
Which gun control measure could have stopped the Parkland massacre when each of these agencies failed repeatedly to protect students?
The ball’s in your court, leftists.
by Doug Giles
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The men and women in law enforcement that serve and protect us are commendable, but the response time means that they don’t get there when the bullets are flying.
Are you willing to wait 20 minutes for the police to show up?
It’s an issue that needs to be discussed within our churches and addressed by our church leaders.
We need some righteous badassery in the church to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our brothers and sisters in Christ from the preventable evil in this world.
We need to Obey Jesus.
Including what he said in Luke 22:36.
He [Jesus] said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
– The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
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