President Obama is going to be so very sad, after all he loves giving those speeches to condemn gun owners. Sadly he makes those speeches each time there is a horrific mass shooting. And Obama has already those gun violence speeches are political in nature. What he doesn’t admit is overall gun violence in the United States is way down in the past two decades (well except for gun suicides which have gone up since Obama became President).
According to Pew Research:
Between 1993 and 2000, the gun homicide rate dropped by nearly half, from 7.0 homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. Since then, the gun homicide rate has remained relatively flat. From 2010 to 2013, the most recent year data are available, the number of gun homicides has hovered between 11,000 and 12,000 per year.
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By contrast, a significantly higher – and growing – number of gun deaths were by suicide than by homicide, and this has been true throughout the past two decades. For example, while the gun suicide rate has declined overall since 1993, in recent years it has risen, from 6.3 per 100,000 people in 2010 to 6.7 in 2013.
The nation’s overall gun death rate has declined 30% since 1993. This total includes homicides and suicides, in addition to a smaller number of fatal police shootings, accidental shooting deaths and those of undetermined intent. For example, in 2013 there were 467 fatal police shootings, up from 333 in 2009.
Perhaps because of the liberal propaganda, the public hasn’t noticed the decline.
A July Pew survey reported that 50% of adults believed that it’s more important to control gun ownership, 47% said it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns.
The July survey also found that Americans strongly support a variety of specific gun control measures, including expanded background checks (85%), laws to prevent people with mental illness from purchasing guns (79%) and creation of a federal database to track all gun sales (70%). A smaller majority (57%) support a ban on assault-style weapons.
Based on the truth about gun violence perhaps its time for the liberal’s to stop their hyperbolic propaganda.
Mass shootings are awful, especially when they involve children. But these stats indicate the way to prevent these horrors is not to take away guns from law-abiding gun owners. They aren’t committing crimes.
The only real solution is to come up with a way to control the nuts who commit the mass shootings, but rather than attempt a solution for the real problem, the progressive politicians take the easy but ineffective way out yell and scream for the cameras about gun control. We don’t need gun control we need nut-jobcontrol.