I see one of the struggling “news magazines” is wringing its editorial hands over the failure of most Americans to change their opposition to “gun control.”
Since I have absolutely no intention of delaying that rag’s demise, I will neither quite them, link them, nor name them. But they seem to haaave their bowel in an uproar because there have not been hundreds of marches to support banning all guns.
There is a reason. Most Americans have become aware of restritive gun laws total faailure to deliver the promised benefits. Or any benefits.
Consider the chart immediately below. I have not had time to update the cahrt, so it is complete, and made with data taken from FBI, DOJ, and Census Bureau publications.
There have been three major fits of gun control fever in the United States, the first resulting from labor violence in the 1904-1906 period; the second resulting from the Entertainment industry’s 1963 gun ban campaign, and the third and smallest beginning in 2013, with a million dollars a month form billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The results of the first tow are quite clear, and the third will be obvious win 2016 is added to the chart:
Tje 30 year decline from 1933 tp 1963 was a result of some softening of very strict and utterly useless gun laws, but primarily due to relaxed enforcement of those laws.
The decline after 1993 was a result of widespread of adoption of “Must Issue License To Carry” laws, which made it difficult for predatory criminals to choose a safe victim.
The sharp reduction in the rate of decline came in 1998, when gun control advocates, who had been waiting for “bacckground checks to put an end to crime” saw the founders “Great intent? The intent is that every man be armed* was likely to become a reality.
Now, turning to the 2015 crime rates, the convenient spreadsheet maintained by the Disaster Center gives the FBI crime numbers back to 1960.
2014 was the inception year for Bloomberg’s gun ban campaign. Compared to 2013, the last year prior to our efforts to cut crime being neutralized by Bloomberg’s ban campaign:
Murder was up from 14,319 to 17.17,250 a 17 percent increase.
Rape was up from 82,109 to 95,730. a 17% increase.
The Aggravated assault total has 745,095 to 803,007, a 7.2 percent increase.
And concealed Carry laws have reduced robbery totals from 345,095 to 332,198, a modest 4 percent decline made over Bloomberg’s best efforts to impose restrictive gun laws.
And finally, the three the third attack of gun control fever, based on the deliberate lie that we are in the midst of soaring violent crime rates, has proven to be as much a failure
Since the majority of Americans know the truth about gun control, going back to the days when gun control had majority support will be tough.
And it will be all the tough if gun control support results in a flod of letters, phone calls, and e-mails citing the facts hit every elected official, editor, columnist, or flake who proposed driving crime rates up with gun control is the only result.