14 May 2013 (21:39 UTC-07 Tango 13 May 2013)/04 Rajab 1434/24 Ordibehest 1391/05 Ding-Si (4th month) 4711
Going by the U.S. main streamer news media, and our exalted ‘elected’ leaders, you’d think the United States was being hit with record increased levels of gun violence. Not so, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In fact, the DoJ and CDC says the U.S. is experiencing record low levels of gun violence!!!
According to the Pew Research Center 56% of people living in the U.S. think gun violence is at an all time high.
According to the CDC and the DoJ, across the board gun violence is way down from the peak in 1993. And the CDC data shows current gun violence rates are even lower than gun violence in 1981. That includes intentional criminal violence and unintentional accidents!
Depending on which report you look at, the percent of murders by gun dropped 39-49% from 1993 to 2011!
Percent of criminal gun injuries dropped 69%!
And for those anti-gunners who want to go after individual sales at gun shows (like they’ve done in California) the stats prove their arguments fallacious. Less than 2% of convicted gun using criminals acquired their gun at a gun show, and 40% got their guns from already illegal sources!!!
And for those anti-gunners who want to get rid of military type weapons (which is actually what the 2nd Amendment guarantees our right of access to) the DoJ data (Firearm Violence, 1993-2011) proves them full of shit. Up to 90% of gun violence is done with a pistola! Only 2% of state convicts, and 3% of federal convicts used military style weapons!
What’s also amazing is that many anti-gunners have been demanding the CDC study gun violence, well dummies, the CDC (16 states under the National Violent Death Reporting System, and WISQARS) has been studying gun violence! It’s long been assumed by pro-gunners that the CDC was anti-gun and would skew any data they collected, but surprise, surprise, surprise. The CDC data actually proves gun violence has been dropping!
The DoJ and CDC refuse to explain why gun violence has dropped. Could it have something to do with the ever increasing (and seemingly corresponding) gun ownership of Constitutional abiding U.S. citizens?