FBI Report: Violent Crime Down, Despite Record Gun Sales

The FBI report didn’t say anything about gun sales, but its own stats show marked decrease in violent crime. Not only that, but they revealed that even as stigmatized as semi-automatic rifles are in the media and political arena, they don’t account for many murders, compared with things like clubs, hammers and fists. Actually, rifles don’t account for any murders, since they’re inanimate objects. What I meant was that people don’t use them as often as they do non-firearms. The record Read more […]

FBI Statistics on Police Homicides Are Way Off

Apparently, the FBI statistics on police homicides, that is, the number of people killed by police, are way, way off: The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate – an average of 928 people killed by police annually over eight recent years, compared to 383 in published FBI data – amounted to a more glaring admission than ever Read more […]