When a gun control advocate starts arguing statistics supporting reduced crime after gun confiscation (Australia is a recent case in point), pay close attention to their words – such as “Gun crimes were reduced”. Ask yourself - was overall crime reduced? Were overall homicides reduced, or only gun homicides?
Gun control advocates claim fewer guns in society equals fewer murders. It's a pretty simple concept. These reports, from the UN and FBI, confirm the opposite. Compare the U. S. to other countries with strict gun control. The U. S. has declined steadily for 30 years, even though gun ownership and population have risen.
To be specific, Mexico, Brazil, and Russia have lower gun ownership rates, and the highest worldwide homicide rates recorded in the report. These are not 3rd world countries. The central African countries are the same, some with the lowest recorded gun ownership rates, yet the highest homicide rates.
- Worldwide gun ownership vs gun homicide rates. Compare USA to Mexico, Brazil, and Russia.
- Source: Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
- Mandatory gun ownership, Kennesaw, GA, and 20 year results.
- Kennesaw Crime Rate report, 2010. - www.kennesaw-ga.gov www.cityrating.com Wikipedia
- FBI Homicides by weapon, 2009 - 2013. Homicides have dropped.
- FBI Report - Crime in the United States - fbi.gov link
- FBI statistics - Homicides by weapon and by state
- FBI 2011 Uniform Crime Reports Table 20 - www.fbi.gov
- FBI NICS (National Background Check System) - Gun ownership rates vs violent crime
- FBI 2014 Total NICS Background Checks - www.fbi.gov
- FBI violent crime rates 2006 - 11. Violent crime is dropping.
- FBI 2011 Violent Crime in the US chart - www.fbi.gov
- Bureau of Justice Statistics - Homicide Trends in the US.
- US Dept of Justice, BJS, "Homicide Trends in the US 1980- 2008" - www.bjs.gov
- UNODC worldwide homicide rates 1995-2011. USA rates have dropped steadily - Page 179.
- UNODC(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Homicide Statistics. unodc.org link
- GunPolicy.org gun ownership figures. Compare US to other countries - GunPolicy.org
- Gun Policy, "Armed violence and gun laws by country" - www.gunpolicy.org
- Estimates on U S gun ownership, 2.9 - 4.1% annual increase, no truly reliable numbers.
- Cleveland State University, extrapolation from 1994 data - urban.csuohio.edu link
- U. S. gun ownership has increased, yet the murder rate has steadily dropped.
- FBI Index Of Crime 1980-99, FBI Expanded Homicide Table 2007-11 - www.fbi.gov