It has been common knowledge that since the early 90’s, that the United States has seen a huge drop in the rate of homicides and other violence involving guns as ownership has doubled, and now even the liberal NPR admits it.
NPR notes: “Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011,” according to a report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, “and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.
Many 2nd Amendment advocates did not need a new study to know this fact, and have been saying it for a very long time.
All of that is good news — but many Americans don’t seem to be aware of it. In a survey, the Pew Research Center found that only 12 percent of Americans