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82% of Americans misinformed on gun crime.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 45_auto, May 8, 2013.

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  1. 45_auto

    45_auto Member

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    Gun sales up, gun crime plunges - any correlation?

    Wonder why there's been no mention of rising gun sales versus falling gun crime rates during all the discussion on gun control.

    Seems strange that only 12% of Americans know the truth about gun crime rates while 82% were wrong - too bad the media isn't interested in correcting this misinformation.

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

    Historical NICS checks:

    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ni...ks-1998_2013_monthly_yearly_totals-033113.pdf
     
  2. Texan Scott

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    Nice. Next time someone says "90% of Americans support..."....

    Tell them "Maybe, but 82% of them are idiots".
     
  3. jstein650

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    Hell, we already know at least 51% of the electorate are idiots, look who's in the White House...
     
  4. barnbwt

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    Probably has more to do with the increases in standard of living since 20 years ago. Where bored, idle gang bangers used to run wild all day, they now stay indoors playing Xbox or messing around on phones. More people than ever have air conditioning, too, and that's probably correlated with seasonal crime rate reductions more than anything :D

    I'll bet some intelligent Pysch and Poli-Psy majors will be using this in papers about the effects of propaganda...

    TCB
     
  5. yzguy87

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    Regardless of what is or isn't the cause of declining crime rates we all know that the cause of crime isn't guns. Let's not forget those politicians who preach such lies to the general public and give them what is coming to them when future elections take place... a majority vote out the door!
     
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