Another bubble burst…
WARNING: facts and data regarding gun ownership to follow. Liberals are advised to read on at their own peril. Liberal brain implosion danger high.
The statistics indicate that between 2008 and 2009, as gun sales soared, the number of murders in our country decreased 7.2 percent. That amounts to about an 8.2 percent decrease in the per capita murder rate, after the increase in our nation’s legal and illegal population is taken into account. And it translates into about a 10.5 percent decrease in the murder rate between 2004, when the ban expired, and the end of 2009. And finally, it means that in 2009 our nation’s murder rate fell to a 45-year low.
The FBI’s report was also bad news for anti-gunners elected to other offices. With the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago no more than a few weeks away (this was p0sted May 28, 2010), Mayors Bloomberg, of New York City, and Daley, of Chicago—who fear that it will require them to respect the Second Amendment for the first time—have continued to beat their drums for gun control…. But, murders in big cities declined over 11 percent between 2008 and 2009, translating to over a 12 percent decrease in the big city murder per capita rate.
While I would point out as a good statistician that correlation does not prove cause, critical thinking combined with actual evidence of how people are using all those guns that are purchased demonstrate that in this case, the correlation is related to the cause.