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US Homicide Rate A.D. 1885-2012

Posted on the 12 March 2013 by Adask

I received a copy of the following graph by email.  I don’t know who prepared the graph nor can I verify the numbers presented.  However, the evidence “rings true” with me so I assume it’s correct. The implications are fairly obvious and significant:

1) The “wild west”–when virtually everyone had access to firearms–had a much lower homicide rate than was ever seen under any measure of “gun control”.

2) As more guns reenter society under the guise of concealed carry, the homicide rate is declining.

3) Given that the homicide rate is already declining, the government must have an ulterior motive for promoting gun control.  Their current excuses for gun control are lies.

4) Guns save far more lives than they take.

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