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New Reports Show Gun Homicides Down Since 1990s - Report Released 5/7/2013

ALAN FRAM, AP
1 hour ago
news-national-2013/05/07
US--Gun.Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their 1993 peak, a pair of reports released Tuesday showed, adding fuel to Congress' battle over whether to tighten restrictions on firearms.

A study released Tuesday by the government's Bureau of Justice Statistics found that gun-related homicides dropped from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. That's a 39 percent reduction.

Another report by the private Pew Research Center found a similar decline by looking at the rate of gun homicides, which compares the number of killings to the size of the country's growing population. It found that the number of gun homicides per 100,000 people fell from 7 in 1993 to 3.6 in 2010, a drop of 49 percent.

Both reports also found that non-fatal crimes involving guns were down by roughly 70 percent over that period. The Justice report said the number of such crimes diminished from 1.5 million in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.

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New Study Shows True Gun Violence Numbers

Newly-released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) proves that more guns in private hands do not lead to more murders, and a Pew Research study showing widespread ignorance of this fact suggests that the public has been misled.

The BJS data covers 1993 to 2011 and suggests that for almost 20 years, the gun prohibition lobby has been consistently wrong about private gun ownership and its correlation to crime. The Pew report suggests that the public has been essentially hoodwinked into believing otherwise.

The three headed gun control monster made up of Obama, Biden, and Bloomberg never seem to look at the facts. We feel it is time to educate them on the truth which is why we ALL must send them the facts of this study. The more people that know the truth, the longer our Second Amendment Rights will be protected.

SELECT HERE TO SEND OBAMA, BIDEN, AND BLOOMBERG THE RESULTS
OF THIS STUDY. THESE 3 ANTI-GUNNERS, MORE THAN ANY
OTHERS IN THE COUNTRY NEED TO STUDY THE FACTS!

An Associated Press report about the Pew Research revelation suggested that "intense publicity generated by recent mass shootings" may help to skew the public perception about gun-related violent crime.

The release of these reports blows holes in the gun prohibition agenda. If violent crime had gone upward, gun grabbers would exploit the fact as proof that more guns in private hands lead to more violent crime.

However, if the gun rights community argued that the BJS data proves increased gun ownership leads to lower violent crime rates, the dominant liberal media would savage the notion. Of course, this is the same anti-gun press that has sensationalized crimes while remaining silent about the actual crime data.

SELECT HERE TO SEND OBAMA, BIDEN, AND BLOOMBERG THE RESULTS
OF THIS STUDY. THESE 3 ANTI-GUNNERS, MORE THAN ANY
OTHERS IN THE COUNTRY NEED TO STUDY THE FACTS!

The BJS data shows that gun-related homicides declined by 39 percent from 1993 to 2011, and the Pew Research Center found that gun-related homicides fell from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2010, a decline of 49 percent. The declining percentages go in the same direction. Firearms-related homicides have plummeted dramatically while more Americans bought more guns, including millions of semi-automatic modern sporting rifles. More people are licensed to carry in more states, and crime is down.

It is time for the gun control crowd to acknowledge they have been consistently and undeniably wrong, and admit that their agenda has never been about crime, but about public disarmament. They don't want to prevent gun crime; they want to prevent gun ownership.

SELECT HERE TO SEND OBAMA, BIDEN, AND BLOOMBERG THE RESULTS
OF THIS STUDY. THESE 3 ANTI-GUNNERS, MORE THAN ANY
OTHERS IN THE COUNTRY NEED TO STUDY THE FACTS!

Obama has 3 more years to constantly pressure and threaten to destroy our Second Amendment and our right to defend ourselves. The only way to counteract these threats is for law abiding gun owners to stand up together against them.
WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO AND WE NEED YOUR HELP

Sincerely Yours,

Alan M. Gottlieb
Chairman
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms