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Response to DanTex (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 08:53 PM

3. Gun assaults are *not* up- check out the stats on aggravated assaults in the US.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr

If there are more gun assaults with the victims surviving, wouldn't there then be an increase in
aggravated assaults (which is what feloniously but non-fatally shooting someone would be)?

Finally, the gun crisis is not an overall violent crime crisis. Rates of violent crime have been dropping, and are not higher than the rest of the world. The problem is, there are a lot more guns and gun crimes in the US, and gun crimes are much more deadly than non-gun crimes.


Yes, there are a lot of guns and gun crime in the US-but that's because there are 300+ million people
here, third largest population on the planet. The rate of gun crime is also decreasing-
see link above.

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