Gun violence is down

In the last 20 years gun violence is way down even though most people think it is higher. Gun homicides (per 100,000 people) are down about half, non-fatal gun crimes are down to just a quarter of what they were in 1993, and property crimes are down about 60%.

Gun violence 1993 - 2010

Even though gun violence is down, 56% think it is higher, 26% about the same, and only 12% think it is lower.

It must be just a coincidence that gun ownership is up, and concealed carry is up. The bad guys wouldn’t be intimidated by armed citizens would they?


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