How do we reconcile a drop in violent crime with an explosion in gun sales
Huffington Post - 04/06/2017
The article touches on just about every important current debate on gun violence, but it makes a significant breakthrough when the author talks about the apparent contradiction between the increase in gun ownership and the decrease in violent crime. What he points to are surveys that show a continued decline in household firearms ownership while, at the same time, an increase in the average number of guns found in gun-owning homes. He cites a recent Harvard-Northeastern Study which found that no more than 3 percent of the American population may own half of all the civilian guns.