The Utopian fanatics are again wrong.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html

“Gun-related homicides and crime are “strikingly” down from 20 years ago, despite the American public’s belief that firearm crime is on the upswing, a new study said Wednesday.

Looking back 50 years, a Pew Research Center study found U.S. gun homicides rose in the 1960s, gained in the 1970s, peaked in the 1980s and the early 1990s, and then plunged and leveled out the past 20 years.

“Despite national attention to the issue of firearm violence, most Americans are unaware that gun crime is lower today than it was two decades ago,” the researchers say.

A Pew survey of Americans in March found 56% believed gun-related crime is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% said its lower. The survey said 26% believed it stayed the same and 6% didn’t know.”

 

“The new study found U.S. firearm homicides peaked in 1993 at 7.0 deaths per 100,000 people. But by 2010, the rate was 49% lower, and firearm-related violence — assaults, robberies, sex crimes — was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993, the study found.

Those drops parallel an overall decline in violent non-fatal crime, with or without a gun, the study said.

In fact, gun-related homicide rates in the late 2000s were “equal to those not seen since the early 1960s,” the study found.”

 

The notion of gun control is based on a complete myth. Yet the assault on our 2nd amendment protections continues apace. We have a significant increase in population, a significant increase in firearms, yet gun crime is drastically less now than in the last 20 years. Will any amount of evidence dissuade the dogmatic fidelity to the gun violence myth?

I doubt it. The scapegoat of gun violence is a ruse. Used to emotionally play on the sympathies of decent people, and to manipulate those same decent people in an attempt to control their behavior.

The constitution is our rule of law. The bill of rights are protections we; the people, have FROM an oppressive tyranny. Be it a God,  a Government ,  a criminal or a combination of all three. Let us not surrender to a myth.