New Data Proves Gun Control Rhetoric Is Wrong

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BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- Newly-released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) proves that more guns in private hands do not lead to more murders, and a Pew Research study showing widespread ignorance of this fact suggests that the public has been misled, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“The BJS data covers 1993 to 2011 and suggests that for almost 20 years, the gun prohibition lobby has been consistently wrong about private gun ownership and its correlation to crime,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The Pew report suggests that the public has been essentially hoodwinked into believing otherwise.”

An Associated Press report about the Pew Research revelation suggested that “intense publicity generated by recent mass shootings” may help to skew the public perception about gun-related violent crime.

“The release of these reports blows holes in the gun prohibition agenda,” Gottlieb stated. “If violent crime had gone upward, gun grabbers would exploit the fact as proof that more guns in private hands lead to more violent crime.

“However,” he added, “if the gun rights community argued that the BJS data proves increased gun ownership leads to lower violent crime rates, the dominant liberal media would savage the notion. Of course, this is the same anti-gun press that has sensationalized crimes while remaining silent about the actual crime data.

“The BJS data shows that gun-related homicides declined by 39 percent from 1993 to 2011, and the Pew Research Center found that gun-related homicides fell from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2010, a decline of 49 percent,” Gottlieb said. “The declining percentages go in the same direction. Firearms-related homicides have plummeted dramatically while more Americans bought more guns, including millions of semi-automatic modern sporting rifles. More people are licensed to carry in more states, and crime is down.

“It is time for the gun control crowd to acknowledge they have been consistently and undeniably wrong,” Gottlieb concluded, “and admit that their agenda has never been about crime, but about public disarmament. They don’t want to prevent gun crime, they want to prevent gun ownership.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to [email protected]

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Tom Morse
Tom Morse
8 years ago

We need ccrkba to get involved and feed the public this info. If they don’t have the funds share info with the NRA. I feel together they would be a strong voice to fight for our freedom.

5 War Veteran
5 War Veteran
8 years ago

While this is old information it is still good. Yes Old.
The problem with Americans and media is the rampant lack of common sense.

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
8 years ago

To bad the media wont report this!! But we all know they are in Obamas ass pocket

Greg
Greg
8 years ago

I am reading this and now I want to know more but were is this new data? Now I have to go hunt down a bjs site a link to the data in the article would be helpful

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

While this news is all well and good, the fact remains that those who peddle inaccurate data to the public will still continue to do so. Meanwhile, the actual, “real” data that the public needs to read, such as this will not reach the public, as it will remain on an obscure website such as this as and will not see the light of day in the real world where it can be pushed for what it truly represents. Those responsible for repression of facts need to have their facts reputed on a daily basis with real figures such as… Read more »