Originally Posted by doc Zox
If its a stat it is here gunfacts
CRIME AND GUNS
Basic to the debates on gun control is the fact that most violent crime is committed by repeat offenders. Dealing with recidivism is key to solving violence.
• 71% of gunshot victims had previous arrest records.
• 64% had been convicted of a crime.
• Each had an average of 11 prior arrests.117,118
• 63% of victims have criminal histories and 73% of the time they know their assailant (twice as often as victims without criminal histories).119
Most gun violence is between criminals. This should be the public policy focus
The problem I have with this is that it's clear from minute one which side they support. I'd prefer to be able to cite facts and statistics from a more neutral party. Not refuting accuracy or anything but I hope you get what I'm trying to say.