One wonders whether this DOJ report will factor at all in the media circus which is sure to lead up to the mid-term elections...
i doubt it. This DOJ report comes out every year. The gun rights organizations have never really emphasized this report: That is a mistake.
Many gunowners are too wrapped around the axle with the "UN is going to take my guns away", "Obama will take our guns by executive order", "the govermnent is buying up all the ammo", "DHS bought 1,500 armored personnel carriers" and numerous other high button conspiracy theories to pay much attention to a favorable crime report from DOJ.
BTW: The numbers from previous reports are more or less locked in stone. If anyone in government would mess with those figures and phoney up a subsequent report there would be a big congressional investigation.