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The FBI Violent Crime Stats Prove Gun Sales Up, Crime Down in 2014!

By Dave Dolbee published on October 21, 2015 in News

Regardless the lies, half-truths and misleading political speeches, the numbers speak the loudest. And what do the numbers say? Gun sales were up again in 2014 and violent crime went down. In fact, although you wouldn't know it by listening to the Left's stump speeches or the Democratic National Committee's debate, the trend of law-abiding citizens with guns has skyrocketed while the violent crime rate has trended down has been the reality for many years now. 2014's numbers are just the latest example of this phenomenon.

However, mass shootings, the big city violence of Chicago, New York, Detroit or New Orleans is all the mainstream media cares to focus on. How much time will they give this news? The media's motto is, "If it bleeds, it leads!" However, the only thing bleeding from the FBI's latest statistics for 2014 are the mistruths and spin by the gun control crowd.

With the elections around the corner, and many politicians on the stump bashing the Second Amendment every chance they get, we need to get this message out to the masses—loud and proud.

Here's what the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) had to say.

As NSSF President Steve Sanetti explains in this NSSF blog post, violent crime has continued its long-term decline even as a record-breaking number of firearms have been purchased by the law-abiding American population.

Will you help the Shooter's Log spread the word? Tell us how in the comment section.

Growing up in Pennsylvania's game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Dave's writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersen's Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersen's Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business,, and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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