Posted September 1, 2015 11:20 am by Comments

By Ammoland

Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Falls 51%

By AWR Hawkins

Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Falls 51%
AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On August 28 215, the NRA presented ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen “51 percent.”

The NRA tweeted, “Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51%.”

Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51% pic.twitter.com/Gpbor26h0J

— NRA (@NRA) August 28, 2015

This information squares with the findings of a Congressional Research Service (CRS) study covering the slightly shorter period of time from 1994 to 2009. For those years, CRS found that Americans purchased approximately 118 million firearms, and the 1993 “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate of 6.6 per 100,000 fell to 3.6 per 100,000 by the year 2000. It eventually fell all the way to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2011.

That is more than a 50 percent reduction in “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide.”

Then, in 2009—the year the CRS study ended—Obama took office and gun sales began their …read more

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