Overall, the Justice Department report said, firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011, while nonfatal firearm crimes declined from 1.5 million in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011. The drop extended to schools: Homicides at schools declined from an average of 29 per year in the 1990s to an average of 20 per year in the 2000s.
This is why the gun-nuts must hang onto those absurdly high DGU estimates. Even without suicides, we have on the order of a half-a-million gun crimes REPORTED. The true number is obviously much higher.
In order to exceed that number for defensive uses, they have to include every possible incident, many of which are actually offensive and criminal, and then they have to factor in a whopping 95% for estimated brandishing events.
Obviously, this is a fatuous argument.
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