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JochenWeber
01-07-2013, 10:57 AM
Following the tragedy of the Newtown, Conn., shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, there has been a lot of talk about increased gun control.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has reintroduced an expired “assault” weapons ban in the Senate, British CNN host Piers Morgan has made it his full-time job educating Americans on the dangers of firearms, and left-leaning filmmaker Michael Moore has pleaded with “frightened,” gun-loving Americans to resolve their “race” problems.

But here’s the thing: There are many facts and figures regarding violent crime in U.S. that have been left out of the debate on gun control. In fact, the data you’re not hearing about could make all the difference.

The following video from from Amidst The Noise entitled “Choose Your Own Crime Stats” tackles this exact issue.

“Does it not play into their fear agenda?” the narrator asks. “That, you know, you’re going to walk out your front door and get shot?”

He also notes that you can pinpoint where most of the crime is taking place, but when you try and bring that up nobody wants to listen. The implication? Instead of a national policy against guns, why aren’t we focusing on the problem areas?

And yes, he throws cold water on the argument that violence is less prevalent in areas such as England (much like TheBlaze has already done).

For instance, did you know that:

Between 1992 and 2011, the violent crime rate in the U.S. has fallen by almost 50 percent (from 757.7 per 100,000 to 386.3 per 100,000).
The murder rate in 2011 rate was 4.7 per 100,000, down from 1992’s 9.3 per 100,000. That’s a 54 percent decrease.
In metropolitan areas where the population is greater than 250,000, the violent crime rate is double that of the national average.
In metropolitan areas where the population is greater than 250,000, the murder rate is double that of the national average.
These are just a few of the facts you’ll hear in Amidst The Noise’s video that’s starting to make the rounds (and you might have seen it in your Facebook feed):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ooa98FHuaU0

AWARCORP
01-07-2013, 1:09 PM
Larue Tactical is forwarding this to everyone on their mailing list, surprised more people on this forum are not responding to this post.

stix213
01-07-2013, 1:11 PM
Larue Tactical is forwarding this to everyone on their mailing list, surprised more people on this forum are not responding to this post.

It is because this is preaching to the choir, plus facts and data matter little to the gun grabbers. Most of the anti's would rather murder rates triple as long as guns are banned.

Regulus
01-07-2013, 1:13 PM
Beause its been posted at least three times already.

njineermike
01-07-2013, 1:14 PM
It is because this is preaching to the choir, plus facts and data matter little to the gun grabbers. Most of the anti's would rather murder rates triple as long as guns are banned.

This. We all have known this for a long time. The anti's don;t really care one way or the other. If it doesn't fit their narrative, they flat out lie and make numbers up, like the Brady "74%" lie currently being foisted on the public.

Hoologan
01-07-2013, 1:16 PM
Another good one from Amidst The Noise

http://www.youtube.com/user/AmidsTheNoise?feature=watch

realgreenfire
01-07-2013, 1:20 PM
very interesting! thank you for posting, most of us here (calguns) have some degree of knowledge of how the media likes to skew numbers to alter the truth of things and how they really are.

as they say, the statistics change depending on what TV channel your watching...

Regulus
01-07-2013, 2:43 PM
ZbAnother good one from Amidst The Noise

http://www.youtube.com/user/AmidsTheNoise?feature=watch

He nailed it again. I really like this guy.