Well, there are an even dozen search hits for Bloomberg’s lie of the week, that gun theft is sweeping the country.
Since gun owners are well aware that the chances of getting a stolen gun back are beyond minuscule, ATF trace numbers are wildly misleading. The only reliable sources of data on gun theft are is the Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Victimization Surveys.
Looking over the actual data, it is clear that gun theft has been declining for over 30 years. While the 201516 CVS ends that series for the time being, all indications are that gun theft continues its long term decline.
Further, parsing the data results in a clear finding that increases in American violent crime rates aaaaare those initaited by the gun ban lobbies themselves. Crime rates in States such as Oregon Nevada, and other States where the gun ban lobbies have been working hard show sharp increases in violent crime; while states spared the Banners “Outhouse honey” have generally shown continuing declines.
Down here in the Deep South, if we were much further south we would live in the Gulf of Mexico, the general description of those inventive souls who think up lies like that is a “story.”
And ranking that story alongside other likes shows just what a whopper it is. Few greater lies have seen pring – including FNHA’s “Russian Dossier” tale that started a 15 month witch hunt that is still going on.
The good laddies of the South have another expression reserved for those who have done something reprehensible or are too dumb to breathe through their nose the way the Good Lord intended; “Bless their heart.” That can be expnded to indicate a more than common state of sinfulness or stupidity.
So while I cannot greatly condemn the paid propagandists of the gun ban lobby, I can express my disapproval of the sad state of the American media, which cannot bother to fact check a lie. Bless their hearts.
Particularly Bloomberg’s which has evidently shriveled to the size of an appl3e seed.