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This guy is suggesting most Americans have a distorted perception of gun violence in America it has fallen significantly we're told.
In the past forty years Justice Department reporting this week.
The number of murders committed -- guns dropped nearly 39%.
The number of not deadly gun crimes down astounding 70%.
In that time.
That we Kelly's been -- at the numbers he's live in Washington with.
Let's is mean god put this together.
Well you know one question -- -- does -- mean that more guns.
Mean last crime that it does not necessarily mean that bill there is a very strong correlation that suggests that however.
But the said he can't prove causation.
That set the saudis really welcome news to Second Amendment supporters that it blows some huge holes in popular perceptions about guns and violence.
And amazed cause many to rethink -- to restrict gun show sales.
For example it found that among the state prison inmates who possessed to go to the time of their offense only 2% of them.
Bought their gun at a flea market or -- gun show senator Joseph mentioned a Second Amendment supporter who sponsored legislation for background checks at gun shows.
Reacted this way to the study.
I'm happy that they do continue down because I would tell you this -- a law abiding gun like myself 100 soldiers stranger.
I'm not going to give it to a family member that's not stable and not responsible.
Meant to still supports background checks at gun shows -- -- -- 2% of criminals who bought weapons that shows should indeed.
Undergo background checks what Doug what are you hearing you talk that we hear from a gun a staunch gun control advocates about this matter.
Though the Brady campaign rejected our request for an interview yesterday on this House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi yesterday suggested that.
The earlier assault weapons ban that congress passed in the 1990s.
The one that expired ten years later.
May have contributed to the crime drop issue yes.
It does have going down in large measure because of the legislation that was passed and then -- but that when some states picked up former.
But the problem is is even though we have great laws in California they do now in Maryland New York kinetic that you can name many states.
As -- as those guns can cross state lines without having a background check.
Attached to them that we still need that legislation.
There are between 3101000000.
And 400 million guns in private possession across the United States that's more than at any time in our history and gun violence is down.
Although it remains higher here than in any other western nation inducing members thank you -- government Callaway on that story in Washington are.
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