Misso: Gun violence has plunged while gun ownership has soared, according to Breitbart News, citing data from the early 1990s to the mid-teens. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics showing that from 1993-2014, gun-related violence has steadily declined. The firearm homicide rate in 1993 of 6.6 per 100,000 dropped by more than half by 2014, to 3.43 per 100,000. Meanwhile, gun ownership in America has steadily risen, to the point that there are more civilian-owned firearms than there are people in the U.S., The Washington Post has reported. The number of privately owned guns ballooned from 192 million in 1994 to 357 million in 2013.