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Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak

Pew Research Center:  “National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. . . . Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm…

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Mass Shootings Happen More Frequently In European Countries

Hypeline:  “A recent study by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that mass shootings happen more frequently in European countries.  Obama recently said,  ‘We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.  It doesn’t happen in other places with this…

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Violent Crime and Murder Are Half What They Used to Be

Reason.com:  “the FBI released crime statistics for 2014, the latest year for which data are fully available. In terms of violent crime generally and homicide specifically, those numbers are unambiguously good, with massive reductions in crime rates over the past 20 years.  In 1995, for instance, the violent crime rate (which includes murder, rape, robbery, and…

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Gun Ownership Up & Gun Deaths Down Last 20 Years

The Truth about Guns:  “a Pew Research study from 2013. The article highlights Americans’ ignorance of the fact – fact – that firearms-related homicides have dropped precipitously over the last 20 years, even as firearms ownership has soared to new, previously unimaginable heights. Gun rights advocates clock the stats and conclude that more guns = less crime, what…

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Obama Is Wrong: Mass Shootings Do Happen Elsewhere & More Often

Investors Business Daily:  “Barack Obama stunned Americans and French alike on Tuesday with his false claims about gun violence in America. “I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings. This just doesn’t happen in other countries,” the president claimed, as he has repeatedly over the years. Talk about being self-absorbed. ….

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CDC Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts White House Anti-gun Narrative

New American:  “In January, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Obama issued a ‘Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence’ . . . . study refuted nearly all the standard anti-gun narrative and instead supported many of the positions taken by gun ownership supporters….