Miller: What Obama and the media won't tell you about the crime rate

It’s dropping for every kind of crime, including gun crime. The “epidemic of gun violence” they like to portray is a myth. A falsehood. A bald-faced lie:

Every year, the FBI releases the national crime statistics for the whole country in the form of the Uniform Crime Report, which it did again last week. Not once has the president remarked on these numbers. Neither has New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The liberal media pretend the statistics are written in invisible ink.

Why the blackout? Because all violent crime — including gun homicide — has gone down over the last 20 years. The gun murder rate has gone from 6.62 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1993 to 3.27 in 2012, a decline of more than 50 percent.

Americans are safer, but Mr. Obama told the grieving families of the Washington Navy Yard victims that we need to do something about “reducing the gun violence that unleashes so much mayhem on a regular basis.”

Barack Obama lied when he claimed 90% of the guns used by Mexican drug cartels came from the United States.

Barack Obama lied when he claimed 90% of Americans supported his background check laws.

It’s very easy to tell when Barack Obama is lying about about guns.

It’s when his lips are moving.

May 16, 2021 11:30 AM ET
May 16, 2021 8:30 AM ET