On Oct. 21, the Pew Research Center released findings that show the annual rate of firearm-related homicides in America declined by nearly 50 percent between 1993 and 2013.
That’s the same period that The Washington Post reported that firearm ownership doubled in the United States. They estimated the average gun owner went from owning 4.1 guns in 1994 to 8.1 in 2013. Breitbart News used Congressional research numbers to show that the 192 million guns owned in 1994 grew to 310 million, or more, in 2009, to an estimated 350 million in 2013.
Pew Research shows that this surge in privately owned guns correlated with the plunge in the annual firearm-related homicide rate, which fell from 7 per 100,000 Americans in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 1n 2013.
Maybe the Swiss got it right.
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Don E. Collins, Eltopia