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Doesn’t fit the narrative

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

9 Responses to “Doesn’t fit the narrative”

  1. Austrian Anarchy Says:

    AH HA! That assault weapons ban worked! /sarc

  2. Manish Says:

    The reporting of incidents is going up. When I was a kid we walked to school. Now it’s practically considered child abuse to let your kids out of your sight, even though crime has gone down dramatically.

  3. Ron W Says:

    Evidently high government officials and other authoritarian reactionaries are unaware. Or is it a willful ignorance and bigotry against the basic right of the people to exercise armed self defense?

  4. mikee Says:

    Homicide rates are down, but medicine has improved over the past 22 years, so gunshots don’t lead to death as often as they used to. Getting shot doesn’t mean you die, usually, it means you go to the ER and get sewn up.

    What is important is that total gun crime has decreased since 1993, while at the same time the number of guns in public hands have increased by at least 50%, perhaps 100%. THAT inverse correlation blows to hell and gone any suggestion that we are in a gun violence crisis, anywhere except inner cities.

  5. Bill Twist Says:

    Actually Mikee, you’re wrong. Non-fatal gun crimes have also dropped by a very large amount, in fact, by an even greater amount than the firearm homicide rate. If better health care was a factor, you’d expect that number to be higher, not lower.

  6. Lyle Says:

    Bill; you may wish to re-read Mikee’s comment.

  7. Bill Twist Says:

    I was pointing out that improved medical care isn’t the driver for fewer homicides.

  8. Ron W Says:

    Only the mass murders done with guns in gun free zones have happened to help salvage the citizen disarmament agenda of this very anti self defense administration.

  9. mikee Says:

    Bill is technically correct, the best kind of correct.
    Thanks, I did not know that.

    But again my poorly stated point is that gun homicides should not be considered an important metric for criminal gun usage, due to the confounding factors affecting whether a gunshot victim dies or lives.

    Total gun crimes should be the metric for looking at gun use in crimes, not death of gunshot victims.

    A medical student got me thinking about this in the 1980s when, in her third year of study, she started clinical rounds in the ER of Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, where poor people get taken when shot. She said, “I used to think people died when they got shot. Now I know they just go to Grady.”