K2LAW LSU Fan Lake Charles, LA Member since Jun 2007 810 posts
re: Gun Crime is out of control-at an all time high-soon we will all be dead. (Posted on 5/12/13 at 12:05 pm to cigsmcgee)
quote: interesting...so the research shows that violent gun crime has been decreasing since 1993...almost suggesting that perhaps something was done in 1994 that could have had some kind of effect...
If you read the study it has some very interesting suggestions as to the cause of the decline. It lists rise in abortions (fewer poor children -- a surprising side effect of Roe v. Wade, the crackdown on crack and increased imprisonment of persons involved in violent crime and crimes involving firearms. It also made a very interesting observation about gun ownership -- that there is a direct correlation in the number of persons owning guns and the amount of gun violence in their area. Who'd have thought????