FBI Says Violent Crime Down; Gun Group Asks Dems ‘What Gun Violence Epidemic?

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FBI Says Violent Crime Down; Gun Group Asks Dems ‘What Gun Violence Epidemic?

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The newly-release FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2018 says violent crime is down overall 3.3 percent from 2017, and the number of reported homicides involving firearms also declined, leading the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to ask Democrats and the gun prohibition lobby: “What ‘gun violence’ epidemic are you talking about?”

According to the new FBI data, last year there were an estimated 14,123 murders in the United States, which is down from the 15,129 reported in 2017. In 2018, an estimated 10,256 slayings involved firearms, down slightly from the 10,982 posted by the FBI during the previous year.

“So, the number of murders has gone down,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb observed. “Yet, in order to create the impression that this country is awash in violent crime, gun grabbers routinely combine the number of homicides and suicides, plus accidental deaths and call them all acts of so-called ‘gun violence.’ It is deliberately misleading and downright dishonest. Why are Democrats and the gun prohibition lobby lying about this?

“It is important to note,” Gottlieb continued, “that last year, according to the new FBI data, only 297 murders are known to have been committed with rifles of any kind, yet Democrats including all of those now running for president want to ban modern semiautomatic sporting rifles, which they repeatedly mischaracterize as ‘weapons of war.’ Millions of honest citizens own such firearms, and they have harmed nobody.”

Gottlieb, in the aftermath of the most successful and largest Gun Rights Policy Conference in the event’s 34-year history, said the time has come for the “honest conversation” anti-gunners continually demand.

“Let’s have this discussion,” he challenged, “and let’s stick to the facts. Let’s leave the emotions and theatrics outside. It’s time for the gun prohibition lobby, and their Democrat allies, to explain why they want to unilaterally disarm this country’s law-abiding gun owners. Why are they determined to penalize every gun owner for crimes they didn’t commit? Why do they treat the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms as a government-regulated privilege? The right to keep and bear arms predates the Second Amendment. We have the Second Amendment to prevent the government from taking away our liberty, and it’s time for Democrats and gun grabbers to explain why they want to change that.”


Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsWith more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) 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.

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StLPro2A
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StLPro2A

A politician with a law never stops a bad gun with a gun.
He only controls the good guys, which is the politician’s true agenda.

The Lefties don’t believe their own lies. But, they know if they conflate the lies big enough and often enough, the Useful Idiots and Touchy-Feely Do-gooders amongst us will believe the lies and follow the Lefties’ lead for gun control.

StWayne
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StWayne

You can quote facts to the left all day long, but in their world emotion trumps it every time. What they believe is more important than what you believe. What they hear bears more sonic function than what you hear. What they see has more clarity to it than what you see. What they feel is more textually real than what you feel. In fact, you can just go f*ck yourself!

Hankus
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Hankus

The leftards also routinely ignore FBI data and quote the CDC and others, whose stats are obviously skewed in typical anti-gun fashion. This is why the government should not fund so-called research by these bozo elitist organizations. They will produce “study” results that fit their agenda.

ras52
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ras52

Democrats never have “honest conversations” about firearms!

Whormd
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Whormd

Yes, these facts will never make the news. The media industry only reports news that supports its left-wing ideology.

Get Out
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Get Out

These anti-gun buffoons are an a roll with their inflated numbers and these facts will be swept aside.

joefoam
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joefoam

Unfortunately the anti-gun crowd will ignore actual facts, they have been for decades. As long as the slobbering fools accept what the MSM promotes, nothing will change.

Will
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Will

JOIN GOA ! The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington !

Will
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Will

I sure hope Trump gets the memo !

Finnky
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Finnky

@Will – Did you send him a memo? I have not yet, but intend to. Remind him that we support him. Let him know our POTUS votes are his to lose – but failure to sustain 2nd will result in a much harder second term.

Will
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Will

@Finnky,go to the GOA website. They have a great website and many options to send Trump and other politicians our positions on firearm related issues.