Violent Crime Drops Again (while gun ownership skyrockets) Shhh.

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    [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif] NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT
    Vol. 18, No. 21 05/27/11


    Gun Ownership Skyrockets, While Violent Crime Drops…Again


    This week, the FBI estimated that the number of violent crimes decreased 5.5 percent from 2009 to 2010, including a 4.4 percent decrease in the number of murders. Because the U.S. population increased during the period, the figures imply that the total violent crime per capita rate and the murder rate decreased more than six percent and five percent, respectively.



    Based upon the preliminary data, it appears that violent crime fell to a 37-year low and murder fell to a 47-year low. The FBI will report final figures for 2010 later this year.


    We’re repeating ourselves, but, as has been the case for quite a while, the decrease in crime coincided with an increase in the number of privately owned guns—particularly handguns and detachable magazine semi-automatic rifles. For example, Americans bought over 400,000 AR-15s in 2009, and trends in AR-15 sales over the last few years suggest a similar number for 2010.


    Those who have followed the gun control issue for a few years probably have noticed that with crime declining and gun numbers rising year after year, gun control groups have all but abandoned their previously perennial claims that more guns equal more crime. Even their friends in the news media don’t believe it anymore.



    The Violence Policy Center and, breaking with past habit, the Brady Campaign didn’t even try to claim that the decrease in crime in 2010 was attributable to gun control.
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    Everyone knows this is the way to stop violent crime:

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    I credit Obama...

    violent crime has dropped steadily since he took office
     
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    Violent crimes are not only caused by guns. People use lead pipes, knives, bricks, ropes, chain saws, the list goes on and on. There couldn't be a gun left in America, but there will always be a crime someplace.
     
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    Uh...Obama wasn't President four years ago.
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    Violent crime in the U.S. fell in 2010 for the fourth year in a row, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a preliminary report.



    Today’s report showed violent crime decreased 5.5 percent compared with 2009, while property crime declined 2.8 percent. All four of the violent crime categories -- forcible rape, robbery, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, and aggravated assault -- fell last year, the report said.

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    Whoops. Nice try, but no cigar.
     
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    Exactly right, we should give Obama credit for his instrumental role in proving the gun control lobby's principle core belief to be false.

    More legal guns DO NOT lead to more violent crime.

    I cannot prove that more legal gun ownership has contributed to crime reduction, but there is no doubt that there are more legal firearms in the U.S. than ever before...

    And yet crime rates continue to drop.

    Homicide rates fell.

    Robbery rates fell.

    Assault rates fell.

    Thanks to President Obama, it has been proven once and for all the gun control lobbies were deluding themselves and the American people.

    More legally purchased firearms does not lead to increased violent crime, even during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.
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