H/T Keep And Bear.

Gun control has never been about guns but it is about control.

Take a look at the crime stats in any major city. you will see the gangs are responsible for a majority of the shootings.

More and more evidence continues to pile up that should lead most thinking Americans to one conclusion on the “gun violence” problem… it’s not “really” about guns.

Oftentimes, we’ll hear Democrats talk about finding “common sense” answers to our gun problems but what they’re really saying is… how can we take guns away from law abiding citizens. This is what gun control does practically after all, it strips LAW ABIDING citizens of certain guns, and firearm accessories, in the name of making everyone safer. But do these laws really make anyone safer?

Decades of data and research has proven that legal gun owners commit fewer crimes than any other segment of the population. Legal gun owners are even less likely to commit crimes in America than the police officers who investigate those crimes!

A newly-released report suggests that concealed carry permit holders are the most law-abiding citizens in the U.S.

The report, written by Crime Prevention Research Center president John Lott, notes that it is “very rare for permit holders to violate the law” and compares the crimes committed by permit holders to police officers and the general population. The police committed 103 crimes per 100,000 officers, while the general population committed 3,813 per 100,000 people, 37 times as much as the police crime rate.

And yet, the same metric shows an even lower crime rate for permit holders.

So, when you take firearms out of the hands of these law abiding citizens, the only people you make safer are the criminals who will victimize them.

In a recent article, the USA Today spoke at length about the problem of drug gang violence in the United States today, but some readers noticed that something was missing from their reporting. One reader spoke up and explained to the USA Today what they’d forgotten…

Veteran crime researcher John R. Lott wrote in to explain (emphasis mine):

The online version of your editorial on gun violence and gun control is accompanied by a video of Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert discussing drug gang violence, but your editorial ignores the relationship between gangs and gun violence[Taxpayers foot bill for gun violence, Aug. 30]. The Obama administration estimated that up to 80 percent of crime in communities across the U.S. was gang-related. But there isn’t a lot of hope of stopping drug gangs from getting guns, no more than there is of ending the illegal drug trade.

Gang members can’t go to the police to ask for help getting their drugs back from other gangs. Gangs need guns to protect their valuable property, and they can bring guns into the U.S. as easily as they bring in their drugs. Unfortunately, too often gun control laws merely disarm the law-abiding.

If you really want to put an end to drug gangs, you need to take away their profits. Possibly the only way to do that is to legalize drugs. There will be more drug use and accompanying problems, but there will be less gun violence.

A few days ago we offered a similar explanation about gun violence. Homicides make up about 33% of gun violence” in America (the vast majority of gun violence is suicide), but 80% of homicides are… GANG RELATED.

The simple truth is that America doesn’t actually have a “gun violence” problem – we have a suicide and gang problem.