I have noticed that advocates for gun control only mention the murder rates when using those stats as a reason for gun control; why is that?
I have heard the argument, in favor of gun control, which alleges that the Australian gun ban has worked and they point to the decline in murder rates occuring after the ban. That may be true, but while the murder rates dropped, violent crime rates, overall, increased. Furthermore, our murder rates have also shown a steady decline; same with the violent crime rates.
If it was in fact the gun ban that worked, why did our murder rates decline also, with no gun ban? Additionally, if the ban has worked so well, why did the violent crime rates go up?
Instead of just looking at the murder rates, we need to take a more comprehensive view of violent crime as a whole. I am sure some violent crime can turn into murder if the victim is unarmed.
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