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  • How many times?

    Anyone who thinks that gun crime is rising is an idiot and needs to get outside more often. The Bureau of Justice along with the FBI have seen that over the past 10-12 years, the overall number of gun deaths has dropped significantly. I honestly don't care if there's more massacres because a victim is a victim and you're no more important than any other victim if you die next to 9 other people.

  • Yes it is

    According to some recent studies gun crime has been declining for the past 20 years but that most people seem to think otherwise. Despite this fact the media seems to be reporting it just the opposite, they seem to imply we have been having an epidemic of gun crime when it is actually not the case and this is where people get this false impression from.

  • Yes. Gun violence in general has reduced dramatically since the 1990's.

    As stated, fatal violent crimes have reduced by 69% in the past 20 years according to a recent NBC report (I'm guessing from local and state government surveys and censuses). Gun violence has also declined with it. However, gun violence as a RATIO has considerably increased (don't have the stats in front of me).

  • Yes, gun crime is declining

    Gun crime is most definitely on the decline, with killings down 39% since 1993 and non-fatal shootings down 69%. However, the general public seems ignorant to the trend. Most likely, this is because, with the rise of social media and 24 hour news coverage, every murder is sensationalized and rebroadcast.

  • No, gun crimes are increasing

    No, the rate of gun crimes are not declining, but actually increasing. Gun crimes are becoming more and more known and published in the newspapers and on news stations all over the world. With banning guns and taking away the rights that a lot of people feel is important; the crimes are only increasing and I feel that they will not be declining anytime soon.

  • Look at the headlines

    Sandy Hook Elementary School, the shooting in colorado - even if the numbers are declining, as stated in the yes column the impact is not. Individual shootings have been reduced, but massacres have increased. More people are being killed per shooting than before. And the targets have changed, in the 1990's there were riots in L.A and far more racial and drug related shootings. Now a days innocent people are being shot to death in class rooms and at family outings. Is it a decline in gun related crimes when more innocent people die?

  • No, it isn't.

    However, that is more a reflection on the state of desperation and the mentality of the country than it is on the guns themselves. The gap between world views in society is widening and creating a generation of people who feel that might makes right and if someone has something you want, take it. This is a reflection on the values being (or failing to be) handed down.

  • No, it isn't.

    However, that is more a reflection on the state of desperation and the mentality of the country than it is on the guns themselves. The gap between world views in society is widening and creating a generation of people who feel that might makes right and if someone has something you want, take it. This is a reflection on the values being (or failing to be) handed down.


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