After last summer’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado and last month’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, anti-gun advocates want you to believe that America is a nation infected with violent crimes and murders. They want you to believe that we are one, if not the, most violent nation in the world and that we have to rid the nation of guns to solve the problem.
But what are the real facts?
Amidst the Noise released a video on You Tube that provides some very stunning facts about violent crimes in the US and Great Britain that anti-gun advocates don’t want you to know this.
For instance, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States Table 1, violent crimes in the US have dropped by nearly 50% in the last twenty years. In 1992, there were 757.7 violent crimes per 100,000 people. In 2011, there were only 386.3 violent crimes per 100,000 people. That’s a reduction of 49%.
In the same Table 1, we also see that there were 9.3 homicides per 100,000 people in 1992 and that number dropped to 4.7 homicides per 100,000 in 2011. That’s a reduction of 49.4% in the homicide rate in the past twenty years.
The politicians also want you to believe that assault rifles are responsible for many of the homicides that occur and that they need to be banned. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States Table 8, there was a total of 12,664 homicides reported in 2011. Of those, 8,583 were committed with a firearm. Of those, only 323 were committed with a rifle. Now realize that assault rifles are a subset of the 323, which means that they account for less than 3.8% of homicides committed by firearms and less than 2.6% of all homicides.
Have you ever wondered where the highest concentrations of violent crime are? Again turning to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States Table 16, we find that the vast majority of violent crimes are occurring in America’s largest cities. In 2011, there were 754.5 violent crimes per 100,000 people in cities with populations of 250,000 or more. Compare that to the national average that year of 386.3 per 100,000 and see where most of the violent crimes are occurring. Incidentally, the locations of this highest violent crime rates also corresponds to the areas that vote Democrat and re-elected Barack Obama.
Now remember that the anti-gun politicians want you to believe that America is far more violent than other nations. So let’s compare our violent crime rate to England and Wales. The Home Office Statistical Bulletin: Crimes Detected in England and Wales 2011/12, reports that there were 762,515 violent crimes in the past year. The population of England is 53,013,000 and the population of Wales is 3,006,400. Do the math and you end up with 1,361.6 violent crimes per 100,000 people. In other words, England and Wales has violent crime rate 3.5 times HIGHER than the US.
The truth is, as the video reveals, that liberal anti-gun politicians don’t want you to know the real facts about guns and violence. If you knew the truth, they wouldn’t have any justifiable reason to try to outlaw and ban guns. All of the air goes out of their anti-gun balloon.
The other truth revealed in the video is that inner-city culture is the real problem for a large percentage of the violent crimes that take place in the US. It’s not guns, it’s the people. And it’s the people who vote for Obama and others that want to ban and outlaw guns. In order to truly reduce violent crimes and deaths by guns, you have to change the culture. Unfortunately, Obama’s politics only help to reinforce the current culture and keep the people trapped in it.
The inner city culture is like a frog in a pot of water. If you place a frog in a pot of hot water, he’ll jump out because the conditions are uncomfortable. Put the same frog in a pot of water at room temperature and it remains there because it is comfortable to it. As the water is heated up, the frog continues to stay in the water because the change is gradual. Eventually the heat kills the frog. Too many of the inner-city people are so comfortable in their misery that they don’t perceive the danger of it. As conditions deteriorate, they continue to remain until eventually they become victims of their own complacency.
On one hand Obama is helping create the problem by enslaving the poor with entitlements. On the other hand, Obama is using the problem to attack conservatives and gun owners. He has no desire or intention of dealing with the real issues, but would rather use them to promote his socialistic agenda and policies which require him to disarm the American people.
Help stop Obama, Feinstein and Bloomberg by sharing these facts with everyone you know and encourage them to do likewise.