More Gun Info

In general, the American left (and their foreign allies) accuse the US of having a completely ridiculous gun homicide rate and it’s all because of guns. If they were honest, the just admit that it’s because of Democrats. An interesting tweet started this off:

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders (link).

Even within the Counties with the murders, the murders are heavily Concentrated within those counties to just a few neighborhoods, or just a few blocks. It’s not guns. It’s people.

If gun violence was about access to firearms, then firearm murder rate would be evenly distributed among the population. If it were about urban crowding, it would distributed evenly in the cities. If it we’re socioeconomic, then it would mirror income demographics. It doesn’t.

54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.

The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. Over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.

According to a 2013 PEW Research Center survey, household gun ownership in rural areas was 2.11 times greater than in urban areas. Suburban households are 28.6% more likely to own guns than urban households. Despite lower gun ownership, urban areas have much higher murder rates

Comments to the thread above included this:

Looks like a correlation between Dem voting counties and high murder rates.

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