Over 17% of Gun-Related Murders Take Place in California
Over 17% of the annual firearm murders that take place in the United States happen in California — a state that is notorious for its stringent gun control laws. These recent figures were provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Per a PEW Research report, CDC figures demonstrated that 20,958 people were murdered with firearms in 2021.
The CDC put out a state-by-state map that showed 3,576 of those murders taking place in California alone.
One of the ironies here is that California is often rated by gun controllers as the number one state in the Union for the gun control measures it has on the books, especially by groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety. This group is funded by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News noted that California has several gun control measures on the books such as universal background checks, a ban on “assault weapons”, a 10-day waiting period, a red flag gun confiscation law, mandatory firearm registration, a prohibition on carrying on campus, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed to protect their classrooms, a monthly limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase each month, and a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, among many other controls.
However, FBI figures point to California having the most amount of “active shooter incidents” in the US. California is one of America’s most anti-gun jurisdictions. According to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings, California is in a dismal 48th place for best states for gun owners.
Naturally, this ranking is well-deserved to the massive array of gun control measures imposed on California citizens by their state government. Regardless of the large amount of gun control on the books, gun violence still occurs. And it’s only logical why that happens:
When lawful citizens are disarmed, only the criminals have firearms. If there is a policy that’s pro-criminal, it’s gun control plain and simple.