Gun Homicides in America At 20 Year Low, Down 39%
According to two recent polls gun homicides in the US are at a 20 year low showing a sharp decline in gun violence in recent years.
This is over a period of time when the ownership of semi automatic has risen to historic levels in US.
According to an article from BBC News,
The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 – a reduction of 39%.
Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to 3.6 per 100,000 people in 2010 from 7 in 1993.
This comes at a time when Americans polled list gun control as one of the least important issues to them.
One has to wonder why Democrats are pushing so hard on the gun control issue when gun crime continues to fall as gun ownership continues to rise.