Statements about Crime
"Under President (George W.) Bush, prosecution of gun crimes was 30 percent higher than it is under President Obama."
The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.
"America’s gun-related homicide rate … would be about the same as Belgium’s if you left out California, Illinois, D.C. and New Jersey, places with some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S."
"New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s."
"Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected."
"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."
"There are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the U.K.," compared to "466 violent crimes per 100,000" in the United States.
"Worldwide credit card transactions, the credit card fraud rate is 0.04 percent, compared to almost 8 percent, 9 percent, 10 percent of Medicare fraud."
"One in five" women in the military "are receiving unwanted sexual contact," as are "3.3 percent of men."
"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."
Says a gun bill before the Senate would make it a federal felony to "leave town for more than seven days, and leave someone else at home with your firearms."
Says in Chicago, "we take more guns off the streets than New York or L.A."
If the sequester hits, federal prosecutors will have to "let criminals go."
"Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world."
Says "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks."
"As a result of National Rifle Association and other private-sector (safety-education) programs, fatal firearms accidents are at the lowest level in 100 years."
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
"One out of every five law enforcement officers that's killed is killed with an assault weapon."
"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."
"Even members of the NRA, when they were polled recently, were under the impression that everyone has a criminal background check."
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