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More Guns Equal Less Violent Crime

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by tkdguy, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    SHOCK: As Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Fell 51%
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    by AWR Hawkins31 Aug 2015780


    On August 28, the NRA presented ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen “51 percent.”
    The NRA tweeted, “Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51%.”

    This information squares with the findings of a Congressional Research Service (CRS) study covering the slightly shorter period of time from 1994 to 2009. For those years, CRS found that Americans purchased approximately 118 million firearms, and the 1993 “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate of 6.6 per 100,000 fell to 3.6 per 100,000 by the year 2000. It eventually fell all the way to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2011.

    That is more than a 50 percent reduction in “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide.”

    Then, in 2009—the year the CRS study ended—Obama took office and gun sales began their climb to record levels, which made covering the gap between the 118 million guns that had been purchased by 2009 and the “170 million new guns” that Americans would own by 2015 an easy gap to bridge.

    Breitbart News previously reported that there were 21,093,273 background checks for firearms in 2013 alone. And each of those checks were on buyers who could have legally purchased multiple firearms.

    The overarching message is simple—more guns, less crime. Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has decreased as gun ownership has increased.

    Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.
     
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  2. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    be prepared, the antis will tell you that correlation does not equal causation. Then they will turn around and tell you that states with universal background checks have a 40% reduction in cops killed by guns.... hypocrits.
     
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