56% of Americans Have The Wrong Idea About Gun Crime

Did you know that the gun homicide rate has fallen by 49% in the past 20 years? The rate for gun related crime not labeled homicide has fallen by a shocking 79%.

Despite having these findings readily available to anyone willing to search for it, according the a new Pew Research Center Survey, more than 56% of Americans believe that gun related crime and gun homicides has gone up. 12% of Americans believe it has gone down, and 26% of Americans believe it has stayed the same. You can view the full report here.

Gun homicides and violent crime overall has been decreasing since the early 1990’s.

Gun Homicide Rate Declines By Half Since 1993 Peak

Then people ask “But what about all of the mass shootings?!”

Actually, mass shootings make up less than 1% of gun homicides. Mass shootings are a matter of great public interest, therefore people follow them just as heavily as they do other major news stories.

Mass Shootings Capture Public Interest

 

Now let’s look at the INCREASE in gun ownership since 1993 to compare our data. View the full article Two Recent Studies Confirm Gun Control’s Worst Nightmare: More Guns Equals Less Crime on TheExaminer.

20 year trend shows crime rates on decline as gun ownership rises

 

Here is a chart I thought would be fun to throw in, so why not? This chart shows gun ownership DECREASED and crime INCREASED.

So what’s the problem? The problem is that more than half of our country’s population believe that gun violence is increasing with gun ownership even though studies prove that is not the case. More legal gun owners DECREASE gun related crime because it gives criminals a reason to fear what consequences their decision will bring.

The problem lies with the media. Our media is creating false perception for each event and sadly, perception seems to beat the facts. Especially when it comes to a crowd that refuses to research for themselves.

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Democratic Senator Charged In Gun Trafficking Scheme With Muslim Rebels

California State Senator and gun-control advocate, Leland Yee, has been indicted on charges related to gun trafficking. FBI Special Agent, Emmanuel Pascua, filed a 137 page sworn affidavit (view full version here) outlining his charges, which included that Yee’s gun trafficking involved Muslim rebels in the Philippines, or more specifically, Mindanao. 

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According to the affidavit, Keith Jackson (political consultant and Yee’s alleged partner in crime) contacted the undercover FBI agent on March 4, 2014 to set up a meeting and discuss Yee’s request to find a new weapons supplier. At the meeting the next day, the FBI agent identified Dr. LIM as the point of contact in the weapons deal between the Yee and the Philippines.

During the meeting between Yee and the undercover agent, Senator Yee explained how Dr. LIM was originally from the Mindanao region and that Muslim rebels had no issue with kidnapping, murdering, or holding individuals for ransom in exchange for money in order to successfully overthrow their government. 

The undercover agent and Yee then went on to discuss weapons such as shoulder-fire missles and/or rocks and semi-automatics. Yee was told he would be given $2 million in cash to pay for high-powered artillery and the shipment of weapons to North Africa (most likely to be sold to Muslim rebels for the same reason). 

Why would someone do this? The surface answer is simple– Yee is running for CA Secretary of State. Because of this, he willingly engaged in soliciting illegal campaign donations in exchange for trafficking firearms from Russia to the US to sell to Muslim rebels in the Philippines. But what about what’s underneath? So many people can easily forget about the whole thing in a couple of weeks because they don’t see that there is an underlying problem here.

Look at page 101 of the affidavit where Yee claimed that the Philippine government was secretly funding Muslim groups in order to create a distraction from government corruption. Do these points not add up to something strangely similar to the gun-running operation that put weapons staight into the hands of Mexican drug cartels? Wake up people. You have a Democratic State Senator who is willing to aid an Islamist terrorist group all for the sake of funding his own campaign. He was caught and his story is out in the open, but are you honestly not willing to admit there are most likely more of the same scumbags out there that our state/country elected?! Do you not think there was another motive behind this? This gun-control advocate lied through his teeth. He doesn’t oppose guns, he opposes guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens! 

Lies, hypocrisy, deceipt. All reasons why we need to start asking why senators, congressmen, law makers, and our president all want to disarm America.

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Scary thing is, it is possible that like Yee, we have more “leaders” trying to get you to buy into the lies about gun violence. Why? So that you’ll fight their battle to disarm America. Why? Because like the Muslim rebels in the Philippines, we have people in power who want to overthrow a large body. It looks to me that in America’s case it’s not the government these leaders are looking to destroy, it’s the people.