I see the shredders will get a workout in the next few days as news spreads that Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have joined Bloomberg’s Banenrs, Banners, calling for ‘common sense’ gun controls and dissing the worlds largest police interest organization, the National Rifle Association.
“Common Sense” gun laws would bean mean supporting laws and policies that have have a history of making people safer, lowering crime rates, and leading to a more civilized society.
Instead, Bloomberg’s propagandists are pushing laws that have historically resulted in very much higher crime rates, made society more brutal and barbaridc, and led to totalitarianism. The results of Bloomberg’s efforts can be seen in the chart below, where tee murder rate since to inception of Bloomberg’s “Everytown hate guns” campaing is shown in red at the right:*
The first 25 years depicted by this chart shows the murder rate in an America where gun rights were strictly observed. Labor related violence led to laws against public carry in 1904-’06, and a vertical climb in murder rates.
The effects of 1911’s Sullivan law is clear – as is the result of Depression era disinterest in enforcement of restrictive bun law. Then came the entertainment industry’s 1963 gun ban campaign, intended to save the industry fifty million dollars, and which has cost the public $4.4 TRILLION dollars.
The entire history of regularly enforced gun control laws is on that chart, for a total of more almost 14,00 failures. Not just failures, but bloody failures.
We need to crack down on the gun theft and gun trafficking that enable nine in teen U.S. Murders. We need to relax restrictive laws that disarm law abiding victims of crime, and enable those to whome the law abiding are prey. We need to bring sentences for firearms facilitated crimes into line with the gravity of the crime. Those measures have a successful track record, and are common sense. But Bloomberg will have none of that.
And more of the same pro-crime legislation is what Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have decided to champion. It is too bad, they were pleasnt to listen to, but let those shredders run.
* Official data for the 20th and 21st Centuries is available on the web.
FBI data from 1950 is available at this convenient spreadsheet maintained by the Disaster center.
There are at least eight sources for the U.S. homicide rate from 1900, The most convenient, taken in conjunction with either the FBI Uniform Crime Report online is the incomplete table at the anti-gun website Angel Fire. Google it.
For data prior to 1899 I know of no web based source. The data can be extracted from Census data that is on the web, or by mining news reports from the period.