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Buckeye Dan
01-02-2013, 4:37 PM
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32842.pdf

Link to the Congressional Research Service Report on Gun Control Legislation.
November 14, 2014

Too many pages with not enough pictures for a representative to pay much attention to but the information does show:

"Gun Control Legislation” by the Congressional Research Service (Nov 14, 2012) reports:

- From 1994 to 2009, firearm number increased from 192 million to 310+ million.

- From 1994 to 2009, firearms-related murder rates decreased from 6.3 to 3.4 per 100,000.

Sorry if this is a dupe or posted in the wrong place.
Enjoy!

NotEnufGarage
01-02-2013, 4:53 PM
Sorry if this is a dupe or posted in the wrong place.
Enjoy!

Probably... No firearms forums in Ohio????

aileron
01-02-2013, 6:10 PM
Like this:


How Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense?
According to BJS, NCVS data from 1987 to 1992 indicate that in each of those years, roughly 62,200 victims of violent crime (1% of all victims of such crimes) used guns to defend themselves. Another 20,000 persons each year used guns to protect property. Persons in the business of self-protection (police officers, armed security guards) may have been included in the survey. Another source of information on the use of firearms for self-defense is the National Self-Defense Survey conducted by criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University in the spring of 1993. Citing responses from 4,978 households, Dr. Kleck estimated that handguns had been used 2.1 million times per year for self-defense, and that all types of guns had been used approximately 2.5 million times a year for that purpose during the 1988-1993 period.

Why do these numbers vary by such a wide margin? Law enforcement agencies do not collect information on the number of times civilians use firearms to defend themselves or their property against attack.

Also this is telling:


It was also reported that many states had not forwarded any records on persons adjudicated mentally defective to the FBI. As of April 30, 2007, the FBI reported that 22 states had contributed nearly 168,000 mental defective records to the FBI for inclusion in the NICS index; however, other states had declined to report persons adjudicated mentally defective to the FBI. In many cases, state mental health, patients’ rights, and privacy laws prohibited the disclosure of those records. Other states may not have been able to report such persons to the FBI because mental health “databanks” that would include such records are not maintained.

Following the Virginia Tech tragedy, the NICS mental defective file increased from 175,000 to 400,000 individual records, with California contributing more than 200,000 of those records.124 By May 2010, that number had increased to more than 859,000 records, due in large part to NCIS Improvement Amendments Act (described below).125 However, about half of the states had not contributed any records or had contributed only a handful of such records.

Just goes to show, this isn't about solving problems, but about banning guns. Because right there in your face is something to try and resolve so that mass shootings don't occur. But nope... they want to ban the assault weapons; a definition they make up as they go. Sad to think that this whole time they could actually have come to the table and been working with the likes of NRA, SAF, GOA, etc to work with them to try and figure out a way to resolve mental health issues and guns. *sigh*

paul0660
01-02-2013, 6:14 PM
statistics always loses to the

thing that goes up.

paul0660
01-02-2013, 6:14 PM
statistics always loses to the

thing that goes up.

Buckeye Dan
01-02-2013, 11:00 PM
Probably... No firearms forums in Ohio????

This came from an Ohio forum. I ran some searches here and could not find it. Since I consider it to be valuable information for the Calguns community, here it is. Please don't shoot the messenger.

Librarian
01-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Please don't shoot the messenger, indeed!

Our problem here is there is no forum to properly contain 'facts about guns the legislators will ignore because that does not advance their desire to control the lesser people'.

Good find though. CRS seems to ordinarily re-use the same report with slight updates, but this seems a bit better.