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May 08 2013

Gun Crime Plunges, But Media Convinces the Herd That It Is Rising

In Hopey Changey America, the media’s job is not to inform but to misinform the public so as to advance a statist agenda. It has done its job well regarding gun crime:

Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.

Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.

The gun murder rate has been reduced by nearly half, and yet:

Despite the remarkable drop in gun crime, only 12% of Americans surveyed said gun crime had declined compared with two decades ago, according to Pew, which surveyed more than 900 adults this spring. Twenty-six percent said it had stayed the same, and 56% thought it had increased.

The national media has deliberately created this misperception by hyping gun crime in an attempt to facilitate Obama et al.’s attack on the Second Amendment.

A prime reason gun crime has fallen is that over the same period it has become much easier for law-abiding citizens to carry firearms, as this animated map from Radical Gun Nuttery illustrates:

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More guns in the hands of the law-abiding equals less gun crime.

On tips from Lyle, DaddyOD, wingmann, Bob Roberts, Ben S, and G. Fox.



16 Responses to “Gun Crime Plunges, But Media Convinces the Herd That It Is Rising”

  1. Marian says:

    If it isn’t in a video game or on reality TV, the current dumbed-down generation won’t have a clue.

  2. Comrade J says:

    Since US media failed its duty, you must become the media. Dave is already doing his part. Are you? Spread the news – you are the new media.

  3. Laurie says:

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    Wow! Bright colors and things that move! Maybe we finally have something that liberals’ feeble minds can understand.

    Oh wait…..someone will have to read the dates at the top to them and explain what they mean…..
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  4. dan says:

    …maybe we’ll get back to the Constitution where permission to exercise the God given right to self defence won’t require permission from the
    state.
    meanwhile,in true Moonbat mode: http://www.ohio.com/news/bill-ayers-defends-weather-underground-bombings-1.395109

  5. Ummah Gummah says:

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    I’d love to see the same map showing the spread of that cancer aka PISSlam during that same time period, both inside the USA as well as world-wide.

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  6. Ummah Gummah says:

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    Hey HITLER-y:

    What Difference Does THIS make:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22444417

    Nigeria: ‘Many dead in Boko Haram raid’ in Borno state

    The attack was said to have lasted for five hours
    Continue reading the main story
    Nigeria under attack

    Going global?

    Fifty-five people have been killed in the north-east of Nigeria in co-ordinated attacks by the Boko Haram militant group, the Nigerian army says.

    I guess none whatsoever as long as the media can avoid being shamed into reporting it.

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  7. Ummah Gummah says:

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    CongressMoonbat and CBC member Elijah Cummings to Family Member of Benghazi Jihad – and Presidential NEGLECT – victim:

    http://twitchy.com/2013/05/08/death-is-a-part-of-life-rep-cummings-tells-whistleblowers-i-feel-your-pain/

    ‘Death is a part of life’: Rep. Cummings tells whistleblowers ‘I feel your pain’ [video]

    Well, isn’t that special.

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  8. Ummah Gummah says:

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    Oh and here is the actual DEEP THOUGHTS soundbite by this CBC Congressmoron on Youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6ZgxcMair08

    Deep Thoughts.. I am beginning to think drug screening alone isn’t enough for politicians. I think IQ tests are in order. We should be able to expect a minimum of 80 even from the CBC.

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  9. Ummah Gummah says:

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    You guys ready to HEAVE..?!!

    Here goes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K10ioQdEv80

    Yeeeeeccccchhhh.. the phoniness is dripping off the mic..

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  10. Ummah Gummah says:

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    I can’t access it separately.. so you should scroll down to the last picture to see what I mean:

    http://newsninja2012.com/watch-benghazi-hearings-live-join-chat-room-for-real-time-discussion-2013-05-08/#axzz2SWKvaO7S

    Well worth a special mention on Moonbattery!

    Great job, whoever made this!

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  11. Ummah Gummah says:

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    I’m so happy that the Benghazi Fugazi™ considers the azan or the pisslamic call to prayer “the most beautiful sound in the world” because..

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/new-terrorist-magazine-targets-obama-drones/

    I know nothing THEY do can ever change Nero’s mind.. islam is a religion of peace and he’ll put you in jail if you don’t agree..

    Just ask a certain film maker in California..

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  12. Dr. 9 says:

    This should convince those who think the media no longer has much influence over the sheeple. Generally speaking, the vast majority of Americans gave up thinking for themselves a long time ago and replaced it with tweeting. Of course, the MSM was standing by, ready to move in and tell them what to think, and when, and how. If you doubt that, just look at the results from the last election.

  13. Flu-Bird says:

    If you realy beleived everything you hear or read from the liberal leftist media reptiles you would beleive that states with the highists gun ownership had out of control crime and river of blood but polls show that the american public dont trust these lying lowlife leftists journalists anymore

  14. SNuss says:

    Here are a couple of quotes relevant to this issue (and a lot of other Leftist propaganda).

    “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    Joseph Goebbels

    I’m curious to see if “the State” can continue to repress the truth about gun crimes, and the Benghazi attack. If not, there is hope.

  15. DavidD says:

    ” ‘Despite the remarkable drop in gun crime, only 12% of Americans surveyed said gun crime had declined compared with two decades ago, according to Pew, which surveyed more than 900 adults this spring. Twenty-six percent said it had stayed the same, and 56% thought it had increased.’ ”

    Sounds like belief in non-existent global warming, too.


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