Nightly News   |  May 07, 2013

Gun crimes drop sharply

New statistics from the Department of Justice show demonstrate gun-related crime is lower than it was two decades ago. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> in light of the post newtown gun debate in this country, new stats from the justice department show that on the whole gun-related crime is actually much lower than it was two decades ago. gun murders dropped a full 39% between '93 and 2011 . other gun crimes fell even more sharply down 70%. but 70% of all murders are still committed with guns. most of them handguns. the family of