Originally Posted by trip286
I think if we all looked around, we will see that there is ABSOLUTELY no increase in shootings. Maybe one instance of outrageous depravity in the murdering of a bunch of innocent children, but I don't think for a minute that the frequency or severity has actually increased.
You're right Trip, violent crime is down overall for the 5th straight year. I actually found this reported on CNN, so if they say it, it's gotta be true right:
I'm really surprised CNN even reported this, I suppose it owes to the fact it is so significant. I don't think that it's any coincidence that violent crime has gone down with the rise of concealed carry laws although of course CNN wouldn't attribute it, even in part, to that.
Here are the FBI's findings on it:
Mass murders on the other hand, which are extremely rare when compared to the population as a whole, have remained at about the same level for at least the last 20 years or more. So in effect that means we have about the same number of nut cases out there on a year to year basis, To me, that says "mental health issue" and no amount of gun control will ever fix crazy. On the other hand "normal" homicides are actually cut dramatically by concealed carry and other measures, reducing the total amount of people murdered each year significantly. Mass murders are a tiny, almost infinitesimal fraction of the murder rates.