Saturday, July 11, 2015
The Myth of Improving E/R Care Reducing Murder Rates
There is a myth very popular with the gun control crowd that the dramatic fall in murder rates since the 1980s is because E/R treatment has improved so much that gunshot wounds are less often fatal. While I don't doubt that there have been improvements, the decline in violent crime rates is across all weapon types, and I can prove it. I am planning to write an article dismissing this myth. (There are gns that I want to buy with the proceeds from that article.) Now, I have yet to find the gun control nuts making this absurd claim in journals, but it appears so often in comments on news stories that I assume that they hear this from their wizards while skyclad in deep forests, dancing around the bonfire. If you find such an example, please forward a link.