Eight of the states with the highest levels of gun violence were among the 25 with the weakest gun laws, said the report, citing a study last year by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
‘This report – as others before it – demonstrates a strong link between state gun laws and gun violence,’ it said, adding that this link didn’t imply cause and effect.
‘Factors such as gun trafficking across state lines, overall crime patterns, and other socioeconomic issues in a state all play a role in gun-violence rates,’ it said.
A short article that is short on facts, data, and common sense. For example, if you bother to read the whole article it stated:
“The United States had about 31,300 firearms deaths in 2010, with two-thirds of them suicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the National Vital Statistics Report.”
So the numbers throw suicides into the mix. That’s always great when you want to skew your results. The article also starts off by saying, “Eight of the states with the highest levels of gun violence were among the 25 with the weakest gun laws.” What does that really mean? No numbers, no charts, no comparison, and not one word about contradictory data coming out of places like Chicago where guns laws are the toughest in the nation yet do very little to lessen gun related killings. DM throws up a headline that reads “gun-related homicides” when the numbers include suicides is simply aiding the gun-grabbing left with their propaganda.