Statistics show gun use in crimes on the decline

info@islandpacket.comJune 24, 2013 

According to a recent report from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of murders using guns dropped by 39 percent in just eight years, from 1993 to 2011.

That same study showed that non-fatal crimes using guns dropped 69 percent. It also showed only a small number of prison inmates in jail for crimes using guns obtained their guns from gun shows.

A recent study by the Pew Research Center shows that only 12 percent of Americans are aware that crime using guns has decreased, while 56 percent believe such gun crimes have risen.

For the average American, the Bureau of Justice statistics come as a shock because none of the news media or the anti-gun people and politicians ever reports it. In fact, they constantly blow up gun crimes disproportionately in order to promote their cause in forthright opposition to the Second Amendment, which clearly states the right to keep and bear arms "shall not be infringed."

Long live the U.S.A.

Harry Joe King


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