Democrats Are Lying About Guns: Gun Violence Has DROPPED Over Last 25 Years

I’ll bet you thought “gun violence” has risen off the charts in the last 25 years. Turns out… no. But once again we find Democrats lying about what is going on in America so they can push their anti-American agenda.

If you look at the left’s proclamations, you would think that “gun violence” has increased to unheard-of levels in the U.S.A.

Failing Democrat candidate for President, Beto O’Rourke, recently cried that “our gun violence epidemic is the deadliest”:

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Likewise, another Democrat loser, Sen. Cory Booker, has called the homicide rate an “epidemic of gun violence”:

So did Democrat Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer:

…and Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris, and loudmouth, Eric Swalwell, who already bailed on his childish bid for the Democrat nomination for 2020.

On and on it goes with leftists caterwauling about the “epidemic” of “gun violence.

Only, it is all a lie. Gun deaths have fallen over the last 25 years. There is no nation-wide “epidemic” of gun violence.

For instance, the Washington Post recently found that both Democrats and Independents have been fooled into thinking that gun violence is increasing by leaps and bounds.

But the truth is that the number of deaths caused by killers using guns started slackening off starting in 1994.

Per Breitbart News’ AWR Hawkins:

But the reality is that the high-water mark for firearm murders was 1994 while 2017, the most recent year with complete data on incidents, shows a sharp drop. There were “16,136 [firearm murders] in 1994” but only “10,982” in 2017.

And if looked at in terms of the murder rate, instead of simply the raw murder numbers, the drop in firearm homicides is even more evident.

For example, the FBI calculated “6.2 firearm murders per 100,000 people” in 1994, while the murder rate in 2017 was 3.38. And the murder rate was even lower than 3.38 in 2014.

But guess what number did increase in that same 25 years?

Well, it is the rate of gun ownership which climbed from 192 million gun owners in 1994 to 310 million by 2009!

A near doubling of firearm owners in the U.S. yet the homicide rate has dropped by a third.

That does not fit the lies that the left keeps telling everyone.

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