Guns go up, crime goes down
Now here’s a a neat party game for you to try sometime. The next time you hear some gun grabbing screwball yammering on about how good gun laws are and how the boogeyman will get us all if we don’t keep (and make more of) them, point them towards the little tidbit that’s duplicated below and then remind them that the US murder rate is careening towards the lowest point that it has seen since the turn of the last century. Yes, even in places like Detroit and Washington, D.C., the murder rate is heading for the basement.
That’s right: if the current trend continues, the homicide rate in the United States will drop to below what it was in 1901, sometime within the next 30 months. Within that same period, American gun ownership may — for the first time in history — rise to the level where there are as many guns in the US as there are humans.
Funny how that works out, isn’t it? Continue reading »