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Post #1207950

Author
Jeebus
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Date created
19-May-2018, 4:45 PM
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19-May-2018, 6:55 PM
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Jeebus
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TM2YC said:

Jay said:

mass killings… why didn’t we see them when guns were even more readily available?

When were guns less prevalent in the US than today?

Interestingly, the murder rate has been going down for quite a while now. It raised a bit in recent years, but it’s nowhere near the rate it was in the 80s.

EDIT: That’s just the general murder rate, gun murders are, indeed, going up.

EDIT 2: Nevermind. Gun murders aren’t going up, but they are accounting for a higher percentage of total murders. See quoted link.

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fv9311.pdf

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-u-s-murder-rate-is-up-but-still-far-below-its-1980-peak/