Hawaii, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Gun Control

Hiwaii,which was almost 58 percent Native Hawaiian in 1960 h had an entirely different culture, yet the response to gun control legislation is remarkably similar to those of other groups of humans,whatever their ethnicity may be.

In 1960 Hawaii had been a State for a year, and a territory for less than 70 years. With the major population groups peoples with no culture of violence, it is to be expected that Hawaii’s violent crime rates would be quite low, at 10.9 per 100,000 for robbery, and 5.2 per 100,000 population in 1960.

In 1963, with just four weeks of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, the violent crime rate was 31.0, the robbery rate homicide rate 2.9, the robbery rate 141.5, and the aggravaed assault rate 115.1, all crimes per 100,000 population.

In 1964, the first full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, those rates were 2.1 for murder, 13.6 for robbery, and 63.8 for aggravated assault.

1968 was the fifth full year of Hollywood’s gun ban campaign, and the year Congress passed the Gun Control Act of 1968. While GCA ’68 was only in effect for two weeks, the violent crime rate was up to 86.1, including a the homicide rate was at 6.7, the robbery rate at 35,5m and the aggravated assault rate was 35/0 all in violent victimizations per 100,000 population.

While Hawaiian culture eschewed violence, 1in 1973, the fifth full year of Federal gun controls, found the 50th State with a violent crime rate of 155.5, a robbery rate of of 93.0, and an aggravated assault rate of of 116.1, all per 100,000 population.

In five years of Hollywood’s gun control drive, violent crime rates went from 36.9 yo 86.1, an increase with one standard deviation of the most violent society with an imposed gun control law. After five years of relatively mild Fedearl gun controls, violent crime went from 85.1 to 155.155.6.

Hawaii’s crime ratres are low, because Hawaiians were essentially non-violent to start with, not because their response to being rendered defenseless by fiat was less than any other people.

You can confirm the numbers posted above and that form the basis for the chart below at this convenient spreadsheet maintained by the Disaster Center, and the perceptive eye will find many more of the “inconvenient coincidences” that prove gun control drives crime rates sky high:

The Blue trace represents the robbery robbery rate, the red trace the “assault with a deadly intent” rate.

Clearly, Federal gun controls have been no more successful at driving down Hawaii’s violent crime rates than they were in Connecticut, or anywhere else.

The only thing humans have gotten from gun control is high crime rates, oppression and democide.

With that, it is time to close this post. The next post in this series will cover the District of Columbia’s crime and gun bans, again focusing on what restrictive gun laws do to a once peaceful and low crime society.

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