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FACT: Gun Deaths are DOWN. Way Down, Actually...
This isn't news to me or you, because we pay attention and are well aware about how much the left lies about "gun deaths." However, it is news to the people on Reddit, so that this story is in the top 30 trends right now leads me to believe there's hope...
Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades.
Looking back 50 years, the U.S. gun homicide rate began rising in the 1960s, surged in the 1970s, and hit peaks in 1980 and the early 1990s. (The number of homicides peaked in the early 1990s.) The plunge in homicides after that meant that firearm homicide rates in the late 2000s were equal to those not seen since the early 1960s.1 The sharp decline in the U.S. gun homicide rate, combined with a slower decrease in the gun suicide rate, means that gun suicides now account for six-in-ten firearms deaths, the highest share since at least 1981.
This could be why the people of Oregon told the President to back off and stop exploiting their loss for his gun control agenda. Leftists can use all the scare tactics they want. Rational people, when they experience a tragedy like this, don't think making it harder for them to defend themselves (and their family) is the way to go. Who knew?
Here's an important question: do you think President Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton etc. don't have access to this data? Do you think what you're reading about here, is news to them? I get it, not everything is black and white. This is. They know it is. So how can they justify the current push for more "gun control" when they know people are safer than when Clinton last implemented it? They are attempting to make people less safe in the name of ideology.
You either have to believe this administration is completely uninformed, or they simply don't care. It can only be one or the other.
However, your friend who is sharing that idiotic video from "The Daily Show" will probably still stick their fingers in their ears because...well, they get their news from "The Daily Show."