Gun death rates are generally lower in states with restrictions such as assault-weapons bans or safe-storage requirements.Update: A recent study looking at 30 years of homicide data in all 50 states found that for every one percent increase in a state’s gun ownership rate, there is a nearly one percent increase in its firearm homicide rate.
As if you needed further proof, the lack of a neutral tone in this opening statement lets you know that this won’t be a fair and balanced reporting — this is propaganda.
Blatant lie #1 is the statement that no one in Washington is proposing national confiscation of firearms.
Drowning tends to happen more to those people who swim.
And 100% of Americans who’ve eaten mashed potatoes will die.
Like confiscating upon death, requiring your kids to turn them in or become felons.
Kicking down doors and removing firearms is so last century — why put state employees in danger when they can force law abiding citizens to do all the work?
After seeing a gun being drawn on him, the shooter immediately deviated from his course and killed himself in an adjacent hallway.
Arapahoe High School: A student armed with a shotgun and multiple incendiary devices, shot one person in the face and was attempting to kill more people when an armed school resource officer confronted him. Those are just the two most high profile cases in recent history — a news story that doesn’t happen is hard to find, so we never seem to hear about those.
But despite all those new potential murderers (to mind, at least), the murder rate continues to drop.
The mere existence of a firearm doesn’t increase the probability of a murder being committed.
The states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114% higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates.