Ignorance Talking, Chapter II

The Washington Examiner reports Hillary Rodham could not wait to grab a mike and blame the NRA and Republicans for the Las Vegas mass murder.

Well, here is the record, excluding 2016, in easy to read graphic form:

From 1950 to 1963 America’s crime rates slowly fell, reaching a post Prohibition low in 1963. That changed with the mob hit that took the life of President John F. Kennedy, and triggered a gun ban campaign from the entertainment industry.

From 1963 to 1993 the entertainment industry and the Democratic Party, including Hillary Rodham during her years aat Wellesley, pushed gun control and pushed the violent crime rates ever higher.

From 1993 to 1998 the NRA was largely unopposed in their efforts to reduce crime, particularly gun related crime. The Democrats, sure than the so called “assault weapons ban” would accomplish their aim of enabling passage of further gun controls kept relatively quiet. Although Hillary Clinton, nee Rodham, kept pushing for gun confiscation.

In 1998 the Democratic Party, still with faithful accomplices the media and the entertainment industry on board, began pushing for more gun control. The result was a sharp reduction in the rate of decline of cirme, as you can the chart, which is based on FBI data.

Changing government agencies to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this chart shows the decline in criminal use of firearms over the 1993 to 2015 time period:

Now, let me be clear. The truth is not as Hillary Rodham C. presented it. All the progress on sending crime rates “over the moon belongs to the Democratic Party, including Hillary Rodham C.. All the progress in sending crime rates down belongs to the NRA and to their Republican friends.

And Hillary Rodham C. should be well aware of that. Something that should disqualify both Rodham C. and her fellow Democrats from any position of authority whatsoever.


NB: Post 1960 crime data can be found at this convenient spredsheet, or in the FBI Uniform Crime Report, available at a few public libraries, and at many local police headquarters. Prior to 1960 the FBI’s UCR is the only source for complete and official data.

Please also note that the total number of gun related crimes reported to the FBI has declined from 785,000 in 1993 to 290,000 in 2015.


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