Don’t look for a new Justice Department report about American gun violence to receive any serious media coverage over the coming days, or ever. According to the report from the department’s Bureau of Statistics, every argument the media and the left are currently making to push for new restrictions on our Second Amendment civil rights, are made up of anti-science nonsense. This report not only proves the media wrong, it proves the NRA right.
Between the years of 1993 and 2011, as the assault weapons ban expired, more Americans purchased guns, the Supreme Court overturned outright gun bans, and individual states not only loosed gun control restrictions but also issued concealed carry permits to private citizens, incidents of gun violence in America collapsed.
Between 1993 and 2011, nonfatal gun crimes plummeted 69%; from 1.5 million to 467,300. Gun-related murders dropped 40%; from 18,253 to 11,101. Gun-related murders for black Americans plummeted by 51%.
The report also shows that the media-created hysteria over school shootings is wildly misleading. Between ’93 and ’11, the murder rate in schools dropped by almost a third; from 29 to 20.
Background checks have also been exposed as another bogus narrative the media’s crafted out of thin air. This report proves beyond any doubt that closing the so-called gun show loophole will accomplish next to nothing. Less than one-percent of state prisoners caught with a gun purchased it at a gun show. Moreover, who knows how many of those criminals might have passed or did pass a background check.
So-called assault weapons are also not a problem, Only “2% of state inmates and 3% of federal inmates were armed with a military-style semiautomatic or fully automatic firearm.”
What this study clearly shows is that Obama, Democrats, and the media don’t give a damn about stopping gun violence. If they did, they would be focused on everything but the one and two-percent problems.
What we have here is a yet-another culture war; nothing more nothing less — and one aimed at the type of law-abiding citizens who attend gun shows and enjoy these so-called assault weapons. In other words, Red State conservatives.
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Well, the spin used in covering this study is interesting.
Wa Po: Report: Sharp drop in gun violence, but most killings still involve …
MSNBC: Reduced gun violence doesn’t mean the problem is solved
The search engine claims 15,000 finds HOWEVER, before the end of the front page of listings, the words are finding stories about Romney & Russia, war in Syria and the ”drug war.”
By the second page none of the stories are about THIS study.
So, there is scant coverage in media (66 stories about it at all) and what there is is slanted to spin the facts to try to help Obama’s narrative.
”gay basketball Jason Collins” and, even days after the news broke, 119 news stories, only one of them is less that positive.
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-monday-may/article_fcdf109e-b60c-11e2-b46e-0019bb2963f4.html It’s not even a real news source, either.