Is the U.S. a particularly violent nation, one that stands as an outlier in terms of murder rates or gun violence? No. Unfortunately, Second Amendment restrictionists like Barack Obama hastily trot out that tired claim whenever they attempt to politicize the latest highly-publicized crime to advance their agenda.
The actual numbers tell a far different story.
The U.S. is by far the world’s leader in terms of firearms per capita, but its murder and violent crime rates aren’t particular outliers. Fortunately, the Crime Prevention Research Center provides a helpful set of five data graphs illustrating these facts in vivid terms that even the most hardened Second Amendment opponents can understand (even if they won’t admit it). It provides an invaluable and instant rebuttal to their attempts to spread misinformation and cliches, so please share it far and wide.
Leftists constantly claim fealty to “science,” except on issues like Second Amendment rights and U.S. crime rates when the data completely undermines their agenda. Fortunately, groups like the CPRC help set the record straight.