Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gun Violence Drop Deniers

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware | Pew Social & Demographic 

Pew is a pretty respectable site for public opinion -- regularly used by NPR for one I know.

Gee, down 49% since '93, and in that time we had both extra gun control (Assault Weapons Ban), and the expiration of that ban. If one was interested in saving lives, it would seem that this information would be VERY good news and a tremendous opportunity to figure out what works and what doesn't relative to gun violence.

For starters, we have been a lot tougher on drug crime in that time, there are a lot more concealed carry states (and permit holders), and there have been a lot more guns purchased.

Wow, the public is unaware! Now there is something that I'm sure our media is embarrassed about and is going to work every bit as hard as they do on say "Global Warming / Climate Change" to INSURE that everyone is fully informed about "the real world.

Any "Gun Violence Drop Deniers" are no doubt going to be suitably chastised for not being "reality based".

Don't think any of this is going to happen? Seems absolutely clear that the impulse to "Gun Control" is really  about CONTROL doesn't it?

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