Violent Crimes with Guns Down, Washington Post Ignores Obvious Reason Why
It just wouldn't fit the anti-gun narrative.
6.9.2017 News Trey Sanchez
Violent crimes using firearms is down in the United States and though The Washington Post cites several reasons why, they overlooked the obvious: the rise in gun ownership.
That's no surprise as it would violate the anti-gun narrative of the mainstream media and no way is The Post going to admit that when American citizens are armed, criminals back off.
WaPo gives five hand-picked reasons for the decrease in gun crimes: an increase in police officers in the field, departments using computers and data to pinpoint high-crime areas, "less booze," a more secure economy,
and amazingly, public policies that have decreased lead exposure.
Stacy Washington, the black conservative journalist ousted at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch because of her views on guns, fills in the gaps The Post missed:
Let's give credit where it is due: Gun ownership rose markedly during the same period examined by The Washington Post. Every year of the Obama administration broke records for gun sales.
Annual federal firearm background checks surged to a new high: 23.1 million in 2015 and 27.5 million in 2016, with 2017 on track to surpass even those sky-high numbers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, deaths by criminal firearm use are down from a high of more than 18,253 in 1990 to 10,945 in 2014. That's good news—but let's be honest about the reasons why.
Increased gun ownership played a significant part.
While this factor doesn't account for the entire decline, gun ownership is a critical element in deterring crime—and that is news worthy of reporting, whether the Post chooses to acknowledge it or not.