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They often cite misleading data in order to instill fear and win over those who are uninformed in the facts. The fact of the matter is that there is no epidemic nationally or here in Washington state. The FBI's own Unified Crime Reports back up that statement. Shown above is a chart graphing homicides from 1995 through 2017 and how they relate to various types of firearms and firearms as a whole.
Would you believe that there are people who would want to steal your liberty over numbers like these?
Learn more about this data on the Gun Violence Statistics page.
Click HERE for a link to the data table used to generate it. All source materials are linked within the document so that you can validate the findings independently.