According to state DOJ statistics reported by the Sacramento Bee, California has sold more than 510,000 handguns in 2014.
This breaks the long-standing record of 418,000 handguns sold in 1993 and doubles the amount sold in 2010 according to IJ Review.
One thing that gun loving Americans like, is to have their point proven by a poll. As the gun sales spiked in 2014 the number of killings has gone DOWN.
This handy chart shows exactly what kind of spike we’re talking about:
Did Armageddon break out? Hardly.
Despite the record setting number of handguns sold in California, the number of homicides has gone down significantly.
The rate of homicides in the state of California is now at a 20-year low, according to state records. The number of accidental gun related deaths has also decreased. The rate of gun-related suicides has risen in 2014, but only slightly.
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