Sunday, August 11, 2013

GUNS IN AMERICA - A STATISTICAL PERSPECTIVE

Gun Ownership vs. Crime Statistics shed some sanity upon the issue - S.L.


Every year, guns are used over 80x more often to protect a life than to take one.

Source: 2010 CDC Report


270 Million = Approximate # of Civilian firearms in America

Source: www.gunpolicy.org









200,000 TIMES A YEAR = WOMEN USE A GUN TO DEFEND AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE


Source: Kleck and Gertz, "Armed Resistance to Crime," at 185






3 out of 5 POLLED FELONS SAY THEY WON’T MESS WITH AN ARMED VICTIM

Source: U.S., Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, "The Armed Criminal in America: A Survey of Incarcerated Felons," Research Report (July 1985): 27.


GUN OWNERSHIP vs CRIME - AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE:

Highest Gun Ownership Rate per 100 residents:

#1 - USA: 88.8%

#2 - YEMEN: 54.8%

#3 - SWITZERLAND: 45.7%

#4 - FINLAND: 45.3%

Source: SmallArmsSurvey.org


Highest Intentional Homicide Rate per 100,000 residents:

#1 - HONDURAS: 91.6

#2 - EL SALVADOR: 69.2

#3 - CÔTE D'IVOIRE: 56.9

#4 - JAMAICA: 52.2

(USA is #103 at 4.8 homicides per 100,000 residents.)

Source: "Homicide Statistics 2012", UNODC.

A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally (more guns = less crime).

Nations with strict gun control laws have substantially higher murder rates than those who do not in general. In fact, the 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate THREE TIMES that of the 9 European nations with the highest gun ownership rate!



UNITED KINGDOM CASE STUDY - “Most violent country in EU”
Source: Telegraph - UK is violent crime capital of Europe 2 July 2009

No guns: POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS IS ILLEGAL IN THE UK

Crime: 2,034 VIOLENT CRIMES PER 100,000 PEOPLE IN UK (vs 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people in the USA)

In the decade following the Labor party's election and banning of handguns in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77% to 1.2 million in '07- or more than 2 attacks every minute!


Kitchen knives are being used in as many as half of all stabbings in the United Kingdom and has prompted a group of doctors to call for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives.


CONCEALED CARRY IN AMERICA

An analysis of the FBI crime statistics found that states that adopted concealed carry laws REDUCED:

Murders: 8.5%

Rapes: 5%

Aggravated Assaults: 7%

Robberies: 3%

Source: Wall Street Journal, August 28, 1996: More Guns, Less Violent Crime


With just one exception, every public mass shooting in the USA since 1950 has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. Despite strict gun regulations, Europe has had 3 of the worst 6 school shootings.

Source: USA Today, December 25, 2012 - Opposing view: Guns in schools can save lives


POLICE vs. ARMED CITIZEN

794,300 total police officers Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
vs.
80,000,000 gun owning citizens
Source: National Rifle Association

Police = 11% error rate
vs.
Armed Citizen = 2% error rate

Source: Newsweek Magazine: Nov 14, 1993


14.3 average deaths of a shooting rampage stopped by police
vs.
2.3 average deaths of a shooting rampage stopped by an Armed Citizen

Source: The Examiner August 6, 2012 - Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics


Police = 606 criminals killed each year
vs.
Armed Citizen = 1,527 criminals killed each year

Source: Kleck, Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America, (1991):111-116, 148.



89% Drop IN BURGLARIES AFTER MANDATORY GUN LAW

In 1982, Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to just 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole. Source: Gary Kleck, "Crime Control Through the Private Use of Armed Force," Social Problems 35 (February 1988)

Today, the violent crime rate in Kennesaw is still 85% lower than Georgia's or the national average. Source: City Rating


Related: The only gun infographic you’ll ever need.

Gun Rhetoric vs. Gun Facts at Factcheck.org


Final Word

The Democrats and their willing sycophants in the Left-Leaning Mainstream Media will not engage in a debate on guns concerning the truths about safety and crime statistics mentioned above. This is because:

GUN CONTROL IS NOT ABOUT GUNS.

GUN CONTROL IS ABOUT CONTROL.



Seek firearms training, carry concealed, stay safe and spread the word . . .

- STORMBRINGER SENDS

11 comments:

  1. I think that the "Two ways...." pic is from Oleg Volk who has some great pro gun rights posters.

    Second...Reagan, for all his fine words, had no problem infringing upon gun rights. He started much of it as governor of CA and then signed the Brady Bill.

    Sadly, that was one of the few faults Ronnie had.

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  2. The FBI – the source of that “466 in 100,000″ figure (the number is actually from 2007) – defines violent crime as murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The British definition is much looser, including all crimes against the person and sexual offences, hence the much higher number. So already your picture is bullshit.

    11,000 gun murders in America last year and only 35 in Britain. Check your facts!

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    1. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/05/24/suicides-account-for-most-gun-deaths/

      Maybe you should factcheck

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  3. Whoever wrote this is an idiot. Violent crime has an entirely different definition in the UK than the U.S.

    In the U.S violent crime is defined by only four offences, they are : Forcible rape, murder, aggravated assault and burglary.

    In the UK the definition for violent crime involves 6 whole pages of legislation and includes fairly trivial offences such as pinching someone's ass or stealing a bicycle. So of course the rate is likely to be higher in Britain. When you look at the U.S definition alone; the U.S has higher rates of rapes, murders, assaults and burglary than the UK. But hey why let the facts get in the way of a good dose of bull and NRA propaganda hey?

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  4. Whoever wrote this is an idiot. Violent crime has an entirely different definition in the UK than the U.S.

    In the U.S violent crime is defined by only four offences, they are : Forcible rape, murder, aggravated assault and burglary.

    In the UK the definition for violent crime involves 6 whole pages of legislation and includes fairly trivial offences such as pinching someone's ass or stealing a bicycle. So of course the rate is likely to be higher in Britain. When you look at the U.S definition alone; the U.S has higher rates of rapes, murders, assaults and burglary than the UK. But hey why let the facts get in the way of a good dose of bull and NRA propaganda hey?

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    1. Could you tell that to the UK idiot Piers Morgan. US citizens are tired of these deliberate lies and the propaganda UK citizen have sucked up. While you are at it explain why your crimes stats are so mangled and incorrect from police and home office manipulation.

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  6. Lol. Reagan banned assault rifles, and signed gun control legislation as the governor of California because rhe Black Panthers exercised their right to open carry.

    Then seriously how many mass ahootings were ever stopped by an armed citizen? The doctor in Pennsylvania is the last one. When was the last one before that?

    You're really gonna use a dample soze that is insignificant when compared to eachother.

    As typical, formal logic isn't a trait of conservatives.

    Gun control is not, I repeat is not a complete ban on the 2nd Amendment. No right is open ended. None. There are limitations to ALL of them. Ever heard of libel and slander? Human sacrifice is illegal no matter what religion you think you're a part of, even of the victim is willing to die for it in the ritual.

    What loons like you are is this, anarchists. Not freedom fighters. Not patriots. ANARCHISTS. And completely delusional.

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  7. To bad all your data is wrong and provided by institutions proven to lie to you people. But hey, keep shooting back at the schoolshooters with ur kids in between, idiots

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  8. Absolute horse shit!!! You don't get anywhere near the gun crimes in Britain as you do in the USA purely because the guns aren't here. The only time you will see guns regular would be in a airport. Or in Northern Ireland (ira). Crimes in Britain mainly consist of a couple of drunks having a fight (fists) on a Friday night or a unarmed burglary to feed a habit (drugs).

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