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Today's Lesson in Gun Control

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 5:10 pm, 10/12/2017

I would wear a seat belt even it wasn't the law. It's the safe thing to do (personal responsibility).

Stupid question.

sparkling water

Posted 4:56 pm, 10/12/2017

Leftists should never play with sharp objects.

hangsleft

Posted 4:52 pm, 10/12/2017

Do you or your children wear their seat belt?

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 4:18 pm, 10/12/2017

So basically you are like all the other lefties who think we need take away all personal freedoms and responsibilities so that no innocent people ever die?


Never will happen. That's not the responsibility of our government (read the constitution).

hangsleft

Posted 3:48 pm, 10/12/2017

How many innocent people would it take to die before it was no longer OK?

I mean cars have been recalled because something could possible go wrong but hasn't, no deaths.

Roads have been changed because to many accidents.

Back windows in cars no longer go all the way down because a child could possibly fall out.

But guns, we're good. So what if kids get them and accidentally kill themselves or someone else. Just part of the price of freedom....right?

Right to life, unless guns are involved or healthcare.

hangsleft

Posted 3:44 pm, 10/12/2017

If you have insurance. Some people are unable to receive the flu shot, did you know that many versions contain egg and people with allergies can't take the shot?

So basically as long as to many innocent people don't die, then it is OK. Got it.

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 3:35 pm, 10/12/2017

Hangy: I recognized your ignorance a long time ago.


I know you are trying to imply that if we had Universal Health Care there would be a drop in flu deaths, but since Flu Shots are available to the public for FREE or for very little cost, that would make no difference at all.

hangsleft

Posted 3:30 pm, 10/12/2017

LOL- did you read or think about what you wrote or does ignorance just come easy to you.

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 3:29 pm, 10/12/2017

So why do you focus on gun deaths when people can take better care of themselves and get vaccinated flu deaths will drop and make a significantly larger impact?


Dang you make my job so easy.

hangsleft

Posted 3:18 pm, 10/12/2017

36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths.

So poor healthcare causes more deaths than guns?

sparkling water

Posted 3:02 pm, 10/12/2017

**** fine analysis.

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 2:46 pm, 10/12/2017

GUN VIOLENCE LIES


There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed.


The U.S. Population is 324,059,091 as of June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

• 65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws.

• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified.

• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons " better known as gun violence.

• 3% are accidental discharge deaths.


So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100. Still too many? Now lets look at how those deaths spanned across the nation.

• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago

• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore

• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit

• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)


So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.


This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.


Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, of course, but understand, it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equal, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.


Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault are all done by criminals. It is ludicrous to think that criminals will obey laws. That is why they are called criminals.


But what about other deaths each year?

• 40,000+ die from a drug overdose"THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!

• 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths.

• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities(exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide).

Now it gets good:

• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer walking in the worst areas of Chicago than you are when you are in a hospital!

• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers! So what is the point? If the liberal loons and the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total number of gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides ……………. Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions! So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns?


It’s pretty simple:

Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster:

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed.” We now know what they’re trying to do, rule the defenseless.

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