The Cato Institute points out a few home truths about gun related crime.
“Over the last 25 years, the U.S. gun homicide rate has fallen by over half while the gun violence victimization rate has fallen by about 70%. Why aren’t we hearing about that?”
This is what I have been saying for years – that America’s crime rates have been falling since 1993. So what happened to cause this spectacular decline in gun related homicide and violent crime?
Many things, starting with American’s purchase of more than 200 million new guns since 12/31/1992.
The many states that have eitehr change from no concealed carry provisions to “must isse” licenses to carry that allow anyone with a clean record to obtain a License to Carry.
The 12 States that have gone to “Constitutional Carry,” granting citizens the right to carry a defensive weapon if they choose without the formality of a permit.
As a result, violent crime rates hae fallen dramatically over that 27 year period, and until gthe gun ban lobbies started jabbering about “sour soaring crime rates” crime was steadily declining. The red columns on the chartg below, and the gold 217 estimate show jsut what the bgun banners have done to our crime rates – and will do more if they get the chance:
So now, one more reputable think tank ha confirmed what we have been saying for more than half a century. On the record, the restrictive gun laws called “gun control drive violence rates up, not down.
And we can prove it.