Note to gun control fanatics: check the facts

Note to media: Despite horror, Americans are safer

Human Events (By: David Harsanyi): Listening to the crush of media coverage and the sickening politicization of the murders in Colorado, we should not let it escape our attention that despite all the violence and sadness brought on by this event — I lived in Denver for years, and I’ve taken my children to the Aurora theater, so I get it — most of us live in a far safer place than our parents.
All day, I’ve watched television pundits talk about the country as if we were saturated in non-stop violence. The simple fact is that over the past decades we have become a more peaceful place. Steven Pinker’s fascinating book “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” is a macro view of this historical worldwide trend, but during my lifetime, crime rates and gun violence have fallen – dramatically.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 1993, the United States hit an ugly peak with 13,981 murders by hand gun. By 2005, the last year the study is available on the site, the number was 8,478. Death by other guns also decreased from 3,094 to 2,868 during that time.
In 2010 there were 14,748 “murder and nonnegligent manslaughters” in the United States. That’s the lowest number since 1969. Even during this recession, crime has kept falling for the most part, and baffling experts.

Nothing can stop a sick person bent on murder. But all the scaremongering about guns and crime doesn’t reflect reality.

I know facts, and our Second Amendment right, mean little to liberals now screaming for more gun control. Instead of blaming the person that pulled the trigger, they blame legal gun sales, Rush Limbaugh, and the TEA Party.  Pathetic.
h/t CO2HOG
DCG

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Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

In truth, being a left/liberal wacko– the Unabomber, the guy who shot Gabriel Giffords and, now, the Aurora shooter– would be seem to be more of a problem (and the Unabomber didn’t even use any guns).

DCG
DCG
7 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Yep, armed and stocked up on ammo. The only private sector businesss thriving under this admin…

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

Excellent, DCG! Not that facts matter to the Left, but at least now we’re armed with facts to counter the cries for gun control.

dan
dan
7 years ago

If you can handle the the truth,here are a few more facts :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgzCalJCuYQ&list=UUvsye7V9psc-APX6wV1twLg&index=3&feature=plcp
…connecting the dots

dan
dan
7 years ago
Reply to  dan

sorry,
that should have been the Dark Knight Massacre Special…
but then I only wanted the linky,too,sigh

DarcsFalcon
7 years ago

Reblogged this on Political Ness and commented:
Lots of stuff to figure out here.
And I love that graphic. 🙂

Dr. Eowyn
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Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

So much for gun control. Aurora, Colorado, already has strict gun laws:
https://cnsnews.com/blog/ron-meyer/auroras-strict-gun-laws-didnt-prevent-shooting-if-one-law-abiding-person-theater-had
A lot of good those laws did for the 12 people killed and many others injured by James Holmes.

edward oleander
edward oleander
7 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

That’s why we libby folk want national gun control changes. Local strict laws are good and all, but if the next county or state over has easy access, then nothing is helped. I can only repeat what I’ve said before, most gun violence is committed with guns that were originally purchased legally. I would suggest only two laws need to be enacted. One to close the gunshow loophole, which allows creeps to buy guns as well as legit people, and a law to make it a crime to let your gun be stolen. If, as Fogey suggests, 99.95% of owners… Read more »

moxielouise
7 years ago

Ed, in my opinion, I don’t think you can. A criminal who wants a gun will get a gun. Gun laws only affect responsible citizens, because they’re the only ones who follow laws. As I said, just my opinion.

SDF
SDF
7 years ago

Laughing my a$$ off @ “bat-ears”. I’m glad I was reading my tablet and not my computer or there’d be iced coffee in the keyboard! (As well as the moustache). Now all I need is Windex.

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Could you imagine the indignation and outrage if congress and the President had proposed gun control back when we were fighting and defending ourselves against the Indians, our officials would have received a bloody serious education.

Noreen
Noreen
7 years ago

Too bad the owner of the movie theater didn’t allow guns, someone could have shot and stopped the maniac before he killed everyone 🙁

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Answer this question. 
How many movie patrons would have been shot if responsible citizens had side arms? 
Answer:
None, because no one would attempt such a stunt knowing they would get shot.