Here’s a fun fact using data published recently in an article at stacker.com listing states with the most single-parent households.
As always, correlation is not causation. That said, not one state of the ten ranked lowest for single-parent households has a homicide rate above the national average. However, all of the top ten highest states for single-parent households have homicide rates above the national average…except for Alaska.
I used 2021 CDC data on overall homicide rates by state.
The section in the middle labeled “total” is the overall US figures.
The process in play here goes something like this:
Government: Pass a welfare program and policies that encourage single-parent households.
Government: Prosecute a ridiculous “war on drugs” that lands a huge number of fathers in prison, creating even more single-parent households.
Result: Crime unsurprisingly rises in the places most affected by the government’s misguided policies.
Government: ‘You’ll need to give up your guns so we can make the country safer.’
Remember this the next time a politician announces that we have to do something about “gun violence”…and then calls for enacting still more failed gun control laws.
Konstadinos Moros is an Associate Attorney with Michel & Associates, a law firm in Long Beach that regularly represents the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) in its litigation efforts to restore the Second Amendment in California. You can find him on his Twitter handle @MorosKostas. To donate to CRPA or become a member, visit https://crpa.org/.
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