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CONGRESSIONAL STUDY: MURDER RATE PLUMMETS AS GUN OWNERSHIP SOARS

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by U201491, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32842.pdf For complete report

    CONGRESSIONAL STUDY: MURDER RATE PLUMMETS AS GUN OWNERSHIP SOARS

    A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report shows that while gun ownership climbed from
    192 million firearms in 1994 to 310 million firearms in 2009, crime fell—and fell sharply.
    According to the report, the "firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide" rate
    was 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993. Following the exponential growth in the number
    of guns, that rate fell to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000.
     
  2. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    That cannot happen just ask a liberal gun grabber.
     
  3. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't think gun grabbers are actually disputing the crime trends we're observing. Their main argument is that we have the most firearms related deaths per capita among developed countries.

    High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds | World news | theguardian.com
    Countries With High Gun Ownership Have More Firearms Deaths : Shots - Health News : NPR

    Also we need to remember that until this point no study has been able to prove that increase in gun ownership actually decreases crime. The only thing
    we know for certain is that increase in gun ownership doesn't increase crime.

    There was another interesting story related to gun ownership vs crime from Iceland today.

    And a couple more numbers to add. There are approximately 90 thousand privately owned firearms in the country (almost 1 per 3 citizens), and there are 6 jails that housed 366 convicts in 2011.

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/...man-for-the-first-time-in-the-nations-history
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    You are spouting a totally anti gun propaganda. Good lord why are you here. You sure are no pro gun advocate !