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States With Toughest Gun Control Have Highest Gun Murder Rates

May 6, 2013 by  

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

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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