I see gun ban lobby Axios has pulled one of Hangun Control’s hoary tales out, reversed and then blamed the anti-crime side of the debate for the ‘error.’
So let’s set the record straight. For starters, count the total number of battle dead in American’s w at 651,000/
The same sources number the dead in America’s war efforts as 1,250,000 including POW deaths, and so on.
But both numbers are irrelevant. The number wanted is the number of EXCESS homicides since the entertainment industry’s gun ban campaign began on November 30 or December 1, 1963
Now, as anyone with one working eye and one working brain cell can see – the massive rise in homicides that began with the gun contool panic of 1904-05 reversed and turned int an almost exactly 40 year decline almost the day Roosevelt took office in 1933.
That decline resulted from the Depression, which resulted from government’s decision to drop enforcement of most American gun laws. And the 1952 rise was a result of a nationwide gun control drive, brought on by scientific studies linking TV violence to societal violence.
Now, the key day is not 1968, but five years earlier, in 1963. And the key statistic is not the number of of Americans killed in our war efforts, but the EXCESS NUMBER OF MURDER VICTIM since, in this case, 1963.
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Meaning that more Americans have been murdered as a result of the normal and expected results of restrictive gun laws and gun ban campaigns since 1963 than have died in battle during all this nation’s wars.
And now, documented by the red columns at the right side of the chart, the gun ban people are hard at work, driving up our murder and violent crime rates.*
Data for homicide numbers after 1950 is the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Sources for earlier years include DOJ annual totals.