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    NRA news - more guns - less crime

    Another NRA-ILA release - all interesting stuff

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    70 MILLION MORE GUNS.38% LESS VIOLENT CRIME

    Data released by the FBI on Monday showed that in 2005, the nation's
    total violent crime rate was 38% lower than in 1991, when violent crime
    hit an all-time high. Rates of the individual categories of violent
    crime were also much lower in 2005 than in 1991. Murder was 43% lower,
    rape 25% lower, robbery 48% lower, and aggravated assault 33% lower. The
    FBI's report came on the heels of a Bureau of Justice Statistics crime
    survey that found that violent crime was lower in 2005 than anytime in
    the survey's 32-year history.

    Defying the anti-gunners' claim that more guns means more crime, from
    1991-2005 the number of privately owned guns increased by more than 70
    million.

    The news media often characterize violent crime as a primarily
    gun-oriented problem, but the FBI's report showed that only one in every
    four violent crimes in 2005 was committed with a gun. In 2005, as in
    previous years, most violent crimes were robberies and aggravated
    assaults, most of which were committed with knives or bare hands.

    Recently, anti-gun politicians and activists have intensified their
    rhetoric over the "lack" of bans on handguns, so-called "assault
    weapons", and .50-caliber rifles; gun registration, gun owner licensing,
    and mandatory background checks on sales of guns between friends and
    family members; and limits on the frequency of gun purchases, all of
    which they say are necessary to reduce the nation's murder rate. But
    for the last seven years, the murder rate has been steadyžin the 5.5-5.7
    per 100,000 population rangežat all times lower than anytime since the
    mid-1960s. In 2005, for example, the murder rate was 5.6.

    Naturally, anti-gunners will downplay the downward trend in violent
    crime since 1991, and focus on the fact that the FBI's report showed a
    1% increase in total violent crime, and a 2% increase in murder in 2005,
    compared to 2004. But those changes are miniscule, compared to the huge
    decrease in crime over the last 14 years.

    The FBI's report once again confirmed that violent crime rates are lower
    in states with Right-to-Carry (RTC) laws. In 2005, RTC states had, on
    average, 22% lower total violent crime, 30% less murder, 46% lower
    robbery, and 12% lower aggravated assault rates, compared to the rest of
    the country.

    As usual, Washington, D.C., which leads the nation in anti-gun laws, led
    the nation in murder, with a rate six times higher than the rest of the
    country. Neighboring Maryland, where gun control advocates have been
    particularly active recently, once again had the highest robbery rate
    among the states, but also tied for the unenviable distinction of "first
    place" in murder among the states. However, despite Maryland's high
    crime counts, CeaseFire Maryland, the local Brady Campaign affiliate
    that recently released a paper demanding an "assault weapon" ban, was
    unable to point to any crimes in the state involving such a gun.

    The FBI's report must have displeased New York City mayor Michael
    Bloomberg (R). Despite the mayor's recent posturing on the gun issue,
    and his self-laudatory comments about fighting crime, the Big Apple's
    murder rate was more than double that of the rest of the state.
    Similarly, in Philadelphia, where anti-gun politicians are calling for a
    statewide one-gun-a-month law, the murder rate was more than seven times
    higher than the rest of Pennsylvania.

    Adding to the reasons why voters should "Dump Doyle" in Wisconsin's
    upcoming gubernatorial election, their state had the greatest total
    violent crime rate increase (15.1%) between 2004-2005. Murder was up
    25.2%; robbery up 11.2%; and aggravated assault up 20.2%. Wisconsin is
    one of only two states that prohibits Right-to-Carry entirely, but in
    2005, 11 of the 12 states that had the greatest decreases in total
    violent crime, and 12 of the 14 states with the greatest decreases in
    murder were Right-to-Carry states. The seven states with the lowest
    total violent crime rates in 2005, and 11 of the 12 states that had the
    lowest murder rates, were Right-to-Carry states.

    Last, but not least, is good news from Florida, the state that during
    the last 20 years has been most often attacked by anti-gunners, for
    (among other reasons) setting the Right-to-Carry and "Castle Doctrine"
    movements in motion. In 2005, Florida recorded a murder rate 13% lower
    than the rate for the rest of the country (4.96 per 100,000, vs. 5.67
    for the rest of the country). For the record, Florida's 2005 murder
    rate was 58% lower than it was in 1986, the last year before the state's
    landmark Right-to-Carry law took effect.
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    I love it when the fact's uproot the lie's the Frady Bunch tell's everyday. I guess now they will attack the FBI for printing the truth.


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    More than likely, they and most of the news media will simply ignore it, and the who get their news only from said media will never even learn of the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti Carry View Post
    I love it when the fact's uproot the lie's the Frady Bunch tell's everyday. I guess now they will attack the FBI for printing the truth.


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    No, they'll spend millions to convince the the study is flawed, and as usual the will believe them. It's so sad!
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    I love it when the fact's uproot the lie's the Frady Bunch tell's everyday.
    To some, facts are merely lies dressed-up. Sad bunch of Bradys, that they're willing to toss their intellectual honesty right out the window with their honor. Figures lie and liars figure, they say, but that group has been doing an awful lot of figuring that past few years.
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    what is sad is that they will see this story and warp it so that yes some numbers are down but that will be because of gun control but the crimes that are committed by guns and the rest needs to be gotten rid of.....they will spin it something like that im sure!

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    Thanks for posting the article! It's important for pro-2nd amendment folks to know the facts (as the hand-wringing gun grabbers certainly won't).
    "To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them."
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