a source exists, but the numbers do not

In a previous post, I indicated that I was not aware that the FBI published crime statistics on a county-by-county basis. Thankfully, due to some helpful pointers, I have discovered that the UCR is broken out by county online.

However, the system does not break out firearm-related crime statistics by themselves; instead, it only tracks violent crime as a whole, and murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault individually.

In other words, there is absolutely no way to construct the map on the left side of that image, aside from going through each and every county’s individual yearly crime reports, assuming every county in the country published that information online… and this is all without again stressing the fact that the left map was simply the 2004 election map without the text saying as much.

Stick to the facts, folks. Making up such obvious fabrications as this one just gives ammunition to those who would deprive us of our rights, and they have enough to work with as it is.