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Forbes: "Disarming Realities," As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet

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Just whom are the Who's that support disarming the citizenry and constructing the police state? Politically the Who's are firstly the fifty somethings that are relying on exploiting the generations underneath them, and secondly the various LEO unions seeking unearned priveleges and benefits well above their standard job performances. Of course they are seeking a cut of the revenues they exploit for the state and bar associations monopoly operations.... All of which are reliant upon increasing crime rates and more importantly generating the fear of being victimized by crime & criminals.

The schemes all fall apart when citizens arm & protect themselves, under such circumstances when an armed citizen protects his life & property from a criminal, the LEO's perceived role is very diminished, hence an armed citizenry diminishes the volume of LEO's required which in turn diminishes the power of the state over its citizens.

Indeed, gun control & disarming the citizens is nothing more than maintaining monopoly powers over the population.....

Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet

A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.

According to DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. gun-related homicides dropped 39 percent over the course of 18 years, from 18,253 during 1993, to 11,101 in 2011. During the same period, non-fatal firearm crimes decreased even more, a whopping 69 percent. The majority of those declines in both categories occurred during the first 10 years of that time frame. Firearm homicides declined from 1993 to 1999, rose through 2006, and then declined again through 2011. Non-fatal firearm violence declined from 1993 through 2004, then fluctuated in the mid-to-late 2000s.

And where did the bad people who did the shooting get most of their guns? Were those gun show “loopholes” responsible? Nope. According to surveys DOJ conducted of state prison inmates during 2004 (the most recent year of data available), only two percent who owned a gun at the time of their offense bought it at either a gun show or flea market. About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.

While firearm violence accounted for about 70 percent of all homicides between 1993 and 2011, guns were used in less than 10 percent of all non-fatal violent crimes. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of those firearm homicides involved a handgun, and 90 percent of non-fatal firearm victimizations were committed with a handgun. Males, blacks, and persons aged 18-24 had the highest firearm homicide rates.

The March Pew study, drawn from numbers obtained from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found a dramatic drop in gun crime over the past two decades. Their accounting shows a 49 percent decline in the homicide rate, and a 75 percent decline of non-fatal violent crime victimization. More than 8 in 10 gun homicide victims in 2010 were men and boys. Fifty-five percent of the homicide victims were black, far beyond their 13 percent share of the population.

Pew researchers observed that the huge amount of attention devoted to gun violence incidents in the media has caused most Americans to be unaware that gun crime is “strikingly down” from 20 years ago. In fact, gun-related homicides in the late 2000s were “equal to those not seen since the early 1960s.” Yet their survey found that 56 percent believed gun-related crime is higher, 26 percent believed it stayed about the same, and 6 percent didn’t know. Only 12 percent of those polled thought it was lower.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybe...alities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/
 

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About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.

They should outlaw illegal gun sales.
 

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About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.

They should outlaw illegal gun sales.
Did you forget your sarcasm emoticon ?
 

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Yeah, I don't do those cartoons. It just pisses me off to see the country go down the toilet on a corn doodie. The government is supposed to be working for the people, not against them.

It really started to to slide at the turn of the century with the expansion of the welfare state and now it is in full bloom. Cut benefits and watch how productive individuals become. They won't have time to go on shooting sprees because they will be too busy trying to feed their family.
 

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About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.

They should outlaw illegal gun sales.
What is an illegal gun sale ???

Please explain.
 

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About 10 percent said they purchased their gun from a retail shop or pawnshop, 37 percent obtained it from family or friends, and another 40 percent obtained it from an illegal source.

They should outlaw illegal gun sales.
By the very definition of the word, "illegal gun sales" are all ready outlawed!


It's much akin to the Department of Redundancy Department...
 

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Sorta funny. Cars kill more people than guns by far yet the at fault driver is held accountable and rightfully so. Guns kill many as well, but the weapon is blamed. I guess the lesson is, you can kill with a car but you can't defend yourself with it.
 

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Sorta funny. Cars kill more people than guns by far yet the at fault driver is held accountable and rightfully so. Guns kill many as well, but the weapon is blamed. I guess the lesson is, you can kill with a car but you can't defend yourself with it.
You really need to move to Detroit ..........:wink_smile: