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Statistics that Don’t Support the Gun Control Narrative

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 7, 2013

Those that support strict gun-control do so claiming that such efforts will save lives.  Rarely are those claims backed by facts or studies.

The blaze.com published some interesting statistics that the very least brings into question the main premise justifying restricting American’s Second Amendment rights:

  • Texas had a total of 699 total gun murders in 2011, a rate of 2.91 per 100,000.
  • Utah, a state the Brady Campaign determined had the least gun control, experienced just 26 gun murders, a rate of 0.97 per 100,000.
  • Washington, D.C. had the highest murder rate with 12 gun murders per 100,000 in 2011.  It also finished first in gun-related robberies per 100,000 people at 242.

The next time President Obama, VP Biden and friends get on their pulpit to preach gun control, it would be insightful if they would explain how the above figures relate to their promise of less gun violence through government control.

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