Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

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    Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-gun-crimes-pew-report-20130507,0,3022693.story

    Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.

    Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.

    In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half. Other gun crimes fell even more sharply, paralleling a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns. Violent crime dropped steeply during the 1990s and has fallen less dramatically since the turn of the millennium.

    The number of gun killings dropped 39% between 1993 and 2011, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in a separate report released Tuesday. Gun crimes that weren’t fatal fell by 69%.

     
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    Re: Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

    Propaganda can be very effective.

     
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    Re: Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

    Charles Ramsey was armed with only a Big Mac and an cellphone when he saved 3 young ladies .

     
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    Re: Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    Charles Ramsey was armed with only a Big Mac and an cellphone when he saved 3 young ladies .

    Relevance?

    I don't pack when I go to McDonalds either.

    Besides, Big Mac's are lethal weapons.  Don't think so?  Ask Bloomberg or Michelle Obama.

     
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    Charles Ramsey was armed with only a Big Mac and an cellphone when he saved 3 young ladies .

     

    Charles is a good dude. Doesn't change a thing however.

     

     
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    Re: Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

    Misinformation?  Perhaps you mean..misunderstanding?

     

    Regardless: Whether gun crime were up or down, there's still too damn much of it.




    When is there just enough crime? lol

    We should also be talking about why its down and expanding those things like; gun education, concealed permits, trigger locks, defense classes etc.

     

     
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    Re: Gun crime has plunged but, many think it's up; why the misinformation?

    In response to tvoter's comment:

    In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:

     

    Misinformation?  Perhaps you mean..misunderstanding?

     

    Regardless: Whether gun crime were up or down, there's still too damn much of it.

     




     

    When is there just enough crime? lol

     

     



    Haha...no kidding right? "there is too much crime"...well gee thanks captain obvious...haha

     

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