Egads! Homicide Rates Have Dropped Steadily in U.S.

“The highest murder rate in national history was between 1846 and 1887.”

They didn't have machine guns, AR-15's or high capacity magazines!

“During Reconstruction, there were counties in Louisiana where you had 200 people per 100,000 residents killed. You’d have counties in Texas with 10,000 people and 500 people killed. In Los Angeles in the 1840s, one in every 46 people were murdered. It’s amazing how many people got killed.”

“These days, people would make a movie about that.”

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