What if I told you that everything you see in the news about a gun crime epidemic was a lie? I only ask because, there’s a good chance that between the news media and the way news feeds and search engines work these days, you’re getting a feed back loop that is specifically designed to bolster your opinion on almost everything. And it looks like some in the media are recognizing the problem.
Assaults, robberies, and sex crimes also went down by 75 percent in 2011. Perhaps images from shooting crime scenes seem all too familiar, but perhaps the attention to gun violence in recent months has caused more Americans to be unaware that gun crimes are actually markedly lower than they were two decades ago.