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Another Liberal Gun Narrative Fails: Rising Gun Sales Not to Blame for ‘Pandemic Gun Violence’

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A new study finds that rising gun sales are not to blame for the glut of “pandemic gun violence” seen across the nation, according to the Guardian.

Of course, anyone who has watched the media since the pandemic was declared knows that nearly every Democrat-led city in America has suffered a huge rise in murder rates. At the same time, gun sales in America have surged to numbers never seen before.

But a new survey finds no link between rising gun sales and crime.

Per the Guardian:

But some of America’s leading gun violence researchers have concluded that what might seem like an obvious cause-and-effect – a surge in gun buying leads to a surge in gun violence – is not supported by the data.

Through July of last year, there was no clear association between the increase in firearm purchases and the increase in most interpersonal gun violence at the state level, according to a new study published in Injury Epidemiology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

The findings suggest that “we need to be looking at other factors, like job loss, economic change, the closure of schools and community organizations and nonprofits, and civil unrest,” in order to understand last year’s increase in gun violence, Julia Schleimer, the lead author of the new study, said.

There did appear to be some association between the increase in gun purchasing and an increase in domestic violence gun injuries in April and May, but that correlation might also be explained by other factors, including increased substance abuse or the decreased access to domestic violence support services during the early months of lockdown, Schleimer said.

Some nine million Americans have become new gun owners in the last year alone.

So, here we go again. Another left-wing gun narrative has been dashed.

Anti-gun liberals insist that more Americans owning guns must equate to rising crime. This is and always has been a lie. In most cases, rising murder rates are a result of rampant gang warfare, not a result of average Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights.

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