States With Toughest Gun Control Have Highest Gun Murder Rates


Nothing remarkable here; only statistics confirming the old adage about outlawing guns.

States lauded by gun-control advocates for having the most restrictive legislation where guns are concerned just happen to be the States where, per capita, more people are murdered by someone wielding a gun.

California tops the Brady Campaign’s list of States with the strongest gun laws, and it also tops the FBI’s most recent list of States and their murder rates. Per capita, the Golden State had 3.25 murders for every 100,000 people in the FBI’s 2011 statistics, and guns were the preferred murder weapon 68 percent of the time.

Predictably, the stats don’t favor other “tough on guns” States or Washington, D.C.

By contrast, Utah — pegged by the Brady Center as the Union’s biggest gun-control failure — had a 2011 gun murder rate of .97 for every 100,000 people.

H/T: The Blaze

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • JimH

    Oh, quit trying to confuse the issue with facts.
    The truth doesn’t mean anything to someone with an agenda.