Obama has been good for the gun industry. And while all those guns are being sold, crime is at historic lows in the US. Obama’s Gun Run May be Partially to Thank For These Historically Low Numbers
“There have been more guns sold since I’ve been president than just about any time in U.S. history,” Obama said in June.
He got that right. Background checks are at an all time high, and continue to set records.
Violent crime is down 70 percent (or more) since the highs in 1993.
In fact, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports violent crime has decreased a whopping 77% since 1993 with only 18.6 victimizations per 1,000 people (age 12 or older) compared to 79.8 victimizations 23 years ago.
Background checks for 2016 through the end of November surpass 2015. By a lot.