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File this under there goes the narrative, but violent crime has dropped while there have been record sales in firearms.
The FBI just released the 2018 Crime Statistics that shows that for the second consecutive year, violent crime decreased 3.3 percent compared to the 2017. Property crime also dropped 6.3 percent, marking the 16th consecutive year that these estimates have declined.
For the second consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released today. In 2018, violent crime was down 3.3 percent from the 2017 number. Property crimes also dropped 6.3 percent, marking the 16th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.
The 2018 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 368.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 2,199.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate fell 3.9 percent when compared with the 2017 rate; the property crime rate declined 6.9 percent.
As reported by Bearing Arms, while crime has dropped since the 1990’s public perception is quite the opposite:
Opinion surveys regularly find that Americans believe crime is up nationally, even when the data shows it is down. In 18 of 22 Gallup surveys since 1993 that have asked about national crime, at least six-in-ten Americans said there was more crime in the U.S. compared with the year before, despite the general downward trend in national violent and property crime rates during most of that period.
Pew Research Center surveys have found a similar pattern. In a survey in late 2016, 57% of registered voters said crime in the U.S. had gotten worse since 2008, even though FBI and BJS data show that violent and property crime rates declined by double-digit percentages during that span.
Please note that recent years have seen record gun sales while there has been a drop in crime.
The Bottom-line opinion.
While correlation isn’t casualty, all of this data does run contrary to the narrative pushed by the national socialist left that crime is out of control and it is ‘fueled’ by the country being awash in guns. That is clearly not the case, and we would have the opposite effect if the liberty grabbers had their way.
Now that the liberty grabber left has admitted that their ultimate goal is gun confiscation, something that has been painfully obvious for years. They can no longer hide behind just wanting ‘common sense style’ ‘gun reform safety’ or similar boilerplate. The authoritarian left has to face up to the fact that their desire for gun confiscation would actually endanger more people than would be saved.
They also don’t have a response when asked who the defenseless should rely on to protect them. We can expect the left to ignore factual reality as they always do. Please bookmark the FBI report and this article for future reference when they do.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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