It couldn’t have dropped that far, right?
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Gun Crimes Are at an All Time
High, Aren’t They?? The Truth
Watching the news and Internet media, you’re probably led to
believe that gun crimes are at an all-time high, right? We keep
hearing about these horrific shootings and that something has In fact, where the line ends on the graph is the lowest point
to be done about guns! GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS!!!! of all. In 2008, it had fallen to the lowest point within this 2-
decade graph had shown. I would imagine that the trend has
Well, I decided to do a little research and found a great since either continued or flattened out.
resource, available to the public, called “Homicide Rates in the
United States, 1980 – 2008“. I decided to delve in. So What About All These Shootings That
We’re Hearing About?
Well, I would say that we’re just hearing more about them.
The media has discovered that negative news gets the most
viewers, therefore boosting their ratings.
I have a novel idea! Let’s turn off the news. Let’s not swell on
the bad stuff that’s going on around us. After all, 9 times out
of 10, it’s not going to affect us anyways!
Why dwell on other people’s problems? Why not look at the
positive things that are happening right in front of you for a
If you don’t believe anything positive will ever happen in your
I started reading about the homicide rates as a whole and how life, check out this post from earlier today. You need it.
that have dropped back down to the same number they were
at in the 1960′s. It hit it’s peak in the 1980′s.
What? The 1980′s??
So, you’re telling me that the homicide rates were the highest
during the period of Cyndi Lauper and Weird Al Yankovich?!?
But, it was such a happy era!
Then I thought, “Wait a minute. This isn’t just guns.” So I
decided to look further. On page 27, I found the heading
“Trends by Weapon Type.” I knew for sure that this was going
to uncover the truth about how out of control guns have gotten!
Just as I suspected, the all time high homicides by guns were
NOT in the 1980′s! The trend spiraled upward from the 1980′s
all the way to around 1993 or 1994, where they surprisingly
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