I will note that assaults are up, sexual assaults are up, homicide is flat, and “The overall trend has been upward.. with an increase of 55% between 1996 and 2007.”
The only thing that changes is the tool… gun to knife. If we threw all guns on planet earth into the ocean you would essentially 100% eliminate “Gun violence”. However you would never eliminate the murders and violent crime. Criminals will always find a way and more often than not they begin to feast when the populace is unarmed.
“Gun” violence is the misnomer. Always call them out on it when they quote reductions in “gun” violence.