“FBI Report Shows Violent Crime Decreased as Gun Sales Increased”
But, but –
According to preliminary FBI stats, “All offenses in the category of violent crime” fell during the first six months of 2013, compared to the same time period in 2012.
UPI reports that this included “murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, [and] aggravated assault and robbery.” Specifically, “murders declined by 6.9 percent, forcible rapes declined 10.6 percent, aggravated assaults decreased 6.6 percent and robbery offenses were down by 1.8 percent.”
On January 6, 2014, Breitbart News reported that background checks for gun purchases had skyrocketed in 2013, particularly in the early part of the year, which coincides with the period of time in which, according to FBI stats, crime fell.
Is that so?
Well, then let me ask you this, gun fetishists: If guns are so great at stopping crime, then why do criminals still use them?
Ok, scratch that one. Even I know that sounds stupid. So let’s try this again, rednecks. If a reduction of violent crime can be tied to gun ownership, how do you explain all those Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, where death by gun fire is around every corner?
Plus, DEAD SCHOOL CHILDREN! And RACISTS!
The prosecution rests.