The Obama administration and his cast of gun-grabbing suspects sat suspiciously silent as the FBI’s national crime report for 2012 was released.
The report shows that violent crime nationwide is down by 49% from 1991, when it was at a record high. The report also shows us that violent crime hasn’t been this low since 1970.
In 1970 there were 203 million people living in the United States according to Census data. In 2013 the Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population to be at 316 million, over 100 million more citizens than in 1970. As the population has grown, gun ownership has soared with roughly 300 million guns in circulation in 2013 — nearly 1 for every American citizen. It’s estimated that roughly 45% of Americans own at least one firearm, however this data is based on polls and rough estimates. Keep in mind that only around 41% of gun owners will admit to owning firearms in polls, so these estimates are likely low. There’s a good chance that well over 50% of American homes have firearms in them.
…yet much to the angst of gun-grabbers, the crime rate continues to plummet.
Gun-grabbing politicians want you to believe — no, they NEED you to believe — that guns in the hands of American citizens translate into uncontrolled violent crime. However, we have 42 years of government supplied data (not just from the FBI report) to confirm that more guns in the hands of citizens reduces violent crime across the board. The data isn’t an anomaly or some accounting trick used to sway the numbers in support gun ownership — they are cold hard facts that eviscerate the gun-grabbers arguments. This is why Obama and his cronies remain silent. It doesn’t serve their disarmament agenda which is why they hope to quietly gloss over the new report.
Remember folks, gun control isn’t about reducing crime — it’s about controlling the population. If gun-grabbers wanted to “save the children” as they claim, they would stop with their endless gun-grabs and promote responsible gun ownership.
But then gun control has never been, nor will it ever be, about saving lives…