Go figure, huh? From Press TV:

Massachusetts has a national reputation as a bastion of gun control, but crimes and injuries related to firearms have risen - sometimes dramatically - since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998.

Murders committed with firearms have increased significantly, aggravated assaults and robberies involving guns have risen, and gunshot injuries are up, according to FBI and state data.

Of course, the article quotes gun grabbers as blaming surrounding states such as Maine and New Hampshire because some of the crime guns were purchased or traced to them. Oh, and they have lax gun control laws.

So let me ask the gun control crowd a question: If Maine, N.H., and Vermont have lax laws and allow out-of-state residents to purchase guns (long guns only) then wouldn’t those states themselves have high crime rates? But they don’t. All three states perennially rank very low in gun crime statistics around the nation.

This brings me back to a point I make over and over again. States with high rates of crime, especially gun crime, all have something in common. The press and other gun control advocates refuse to discuss it. The demographics of the states and high crime areas within them.

It’s an inconvenient truth.