Iowa Ranks Among States with Least “Gun Violence”

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Clive, IA -(AmmoLand.com)- The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) brought more good news late last month.

The WSJ found that Iowa ranks 9th in the country for the least amount of “gun violence.”

This was noteworthy enough that the Des Moines Register even picked up on the story saying, “Despite having one of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths, Iowa has one of the highest rates of gun ownership, with about one-third of adult Iowans owning a firearm.”

Anti-gunners who endlessly preach that more guns equals more crime are continually being proven wrong by us Iowans. Keep it up!

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Aardvark
Aardvark
4 years ago

Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah are 3 of the lowest violent crime states as well, and also 3 of the highest gun ownership states. This graph from CDC statistics says it all:
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CoosaTotahK9
CoosaTotahK9
4 years ago

Good for you Iowa, but, the data is shewed. And the definition of “gun violence” is extremely liberal. Under their definition anyone who used a firearm to defend their very life against an attacking bear would be an act of gun violence. The simple use of a firearm in any manner is considered “gun violence”. Police, suicides, accidents, self-defense, etc. instead of defining gun violence as the use of a firearm in a criminal act. Why don’t we ever talk about baseball bat violence, or crowbar violence, or tire iron violence, hammer violence, or knife violence, or fist violence, etc..… Read more »

SuperG
SuperG
4 years ago

Same in Oregon, except the liberal enclaves like Portland, has a high amount of concealed carriers and a low amount of crime. It’s pretty much what the FBI has said for a while. Also noteworthy, in liberal controlled metro areas where racists are allowed to disrupt traffic and deprive other citizens of their rights, crime is high.

Mike Renta
Mike Renta
4 years ago

Its all demagraphics, look at who perpetrates the majority of firearm crimes, check iowa’s demographics, i’ll bet there is a corelation