Saturday, June 14, 2014
Gun Control, Deceptive Propaganda
Jake Tapper interviewed Northeastern University criminology professor James Alan Fox to look at the data rather than the anecdotes. Over a 40-year period, Fox concluded, mass shootings have remained flat — even while the population of the country has grown significantly over the same period.
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as lawful gun sales have increased, crimes carried out with a firearm have decreased. A majority of people think violent crimes carried out with firearms have increased over the past 20 years. They haven't, but instead have been cut in half.
Reality Check: Guns Sales Up, Crimes Committed With Guns Down
Katie Pavlich | Jun 13, 2014