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Stats: Gun Crime Plummets Over Last Two Decades; Poll: Public Totally Clueless

juroo Wrote: May 10, 2013 1:50 PM
Hey, watch out on the SS. A lot of us seniors vote and know more about politics than you young whipper snappers!!! Just because I am on SS (and investments) which my husband and I not only paid into for ourselves but for our employees (we had to pay a percentage of it for each person we employed) does not mean that we vote Democrat. Remember we were FORCED to pay into SS. Oh, yeah, I still pay taxes. And I own a defensive device.


We're a few days late to this story, but it's astounding stuff.  Shot (via the US Bureau of Justice):

Firearm-related homicides declined 39 percent and nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69 percent from 1993 to 2011, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011, and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011. The number of firearm homicides declined from 1993 to 1999, rose through 2006 and then...