The city of 188,000 had only one bank robbery, no murders involving a gun, and just six homicides overall, a rate of 3.2 per 100,000 residents.
They mention the 6 homicides, but have to qualify the statement that they weren’t done with a gun, thus everything is hunky dory.
Oh, people still got shot, of course
Some attributed the drop in fatalities to bad aim by the bad guys.
The number of aggravated assaults rose in 2014, so people were still getting shot, said police. They just weren't dying from their wounds.
Now hold on one cotton picking minute, according to the anti’s, anyone shot with a snub nosed 38 special will explode in a mist of gore & bone. Handguns are the most lethal thing next to ultra-high-capacity-assault-weapons. Besides, with any handgun, you can hose down entire auditoriums full of people due to the nature of semi-automatics being just like fully automatics unless you limit magazines to 3 rounds!
Or maybe the thing about 80% of gunshot victims surviving is more due to the fact handguns aren’t exactly the most lethal thing since hemlock smoothies.
Nah, doesn’t make for good stories. And hey! Those 6 murder victims can rest easy knowing a gun wasn’t used, am I right?