FBI Reports Huge Decrease In Murders As Firearm, Ammunition And “Large” Magazine Sales Soar
“Last week, the FBI issued its preliminary 2009 crime report, showing that the number of murders in the first half of 2009 decreased 10 percent compared to the first half of 2008. If the trend holds for the remainder of 2009, it will be the single greatest one-year decrease in the number of murders since at least 1960, the earliest year for which national data are available through the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Also, the per capita murder rate for 2009 will be 51 percent lower than the all-time high recorded in 1991, and it will be the lowest rate since 1963—a 46-year low. Final figures for 2009 will be released by the FBI next year.”
No U.S. combat-related deaths in Iraq in December
“December was the first month since the beginning of the Iraq war in which there were no U.S. combat deaths, the U.S. military reported.”
Ah, and check out Brooks’ latest column: “The God That Fails”. I find myself agreeing with Brooks a lot these days. He is the kind of conservative who has not gone crazy with the anti-Obama wave, while keeping the whole ‘mommy government’ ideology from the Obama crowd in check. Great stuff.