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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 Wednesday. Gun crimes that weren’t fatal fell by 69%. However, guns still remain the most common murder weapon in the United States, the report noted. Between 1993 and 2011, more than two out of three murders in the U.S. were carried out with guns, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-gun-cr...

Wow...and this from a lib newspaper...

"Despite the remarkable drop in gun crime, only 12% of Americans surveyed said gun crime had declined compared with two decades ago, according to Pew, which surveyed more than 900 adults this spring. Twenty-six percent said it had stayed the same, and 56% thought it had increased.

It’s unclear whether media coverage is driving the misconception that such violence is up"


Oh..it's really simple. The liberal progressives want to run your life, and they must disarm you first. SO......the big "SCARE" factor....you're going to die, according to Moochelle.....killed by a gun....so we need to 'outlaw' them and register them, then confiscate them from 'dangerous people' (ie, you).

That, and of course, two or 3 cities like Chicago and Detroit where they let the gangs run rampant and never put the perps in jail, even for 20th conviction armed robbery...

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