The fact is that gun crime has plunged, not increased in America.
Oddly-most Americans think it hasn't. They think that it has gone way up.
The media in America is controlling the message and their over-reporting on some issues (guns for example) and under-reporting on others (Gossnell, Benghazi) distorts the decision-making capacity and perception of reality of the average American.
The American leftist media yields incredible power in this sense.
These numbers (in other words facts) should really serve as a warning.
American perceptions of reality are severely impacted by a media corps with a message and a clear ideological bent.
The article has this nugget:
"It’s unclear whether media coverage is driving the misconception that such violence is up. "
And then this:
“It’s hard to know what’s going on there,” said D’Vera Cohn, senior
writer at the Pew Research Center."
"Women, people of color and the
elderly were more likely to believe that gun crime was up than men,
younger adults or white people. The center plans to examine crime issues
more closely later this year."
Those are interesting demographics.
I wonder if this could be because of the particular media sources that these groups are relying upon for their news? I wonder what the breakdown is of television and print media versus internet?
I suspect the women, "people of color" and the elderly get most of their news from TV-and from programs that purport to be "news" but are just thinly veiled ideological indoctrination via talk show format i.e: Oprah, Jon Stewart, and all the "news" talk shows and morning shows.
(I put the phrase "people of colour" in scare quotes because it is such a ridiculous phrase-but it's their phrase, so I'm using it. Who on earth says "people of color" nowadays?
In my experience-only racist people talk about people's "color" when describing them.)
I bet the elderly also watch more TV in general and probably still get a hard copy newspaper delivered and almost all print newspapers in the US are left of centre publications in America.
Men probably listen to more talk radio, and young people have internet based news sources that deliver information in real time. And it may be that white people in general, access different news sources than the "people of colour".
Just a theory.
But the bottom line is that facts have no bearing on the ideological jihad being waged by the left from within America on America.