I get a little sick of this short sighted, bias, meme going around, regurgitating by flippant little, half-baked, emotional, detached from reality airheads. Saw it again this morning and it caught me at a bad moment, I guess. Here's the one that fired me up a bit today.
Recently in the USA, in Indiana, two dudes home-invaded a residential house and raped and murdered a pregnant wife. Much scuttle passed around the the next few days after the arrests about how we all wished that the wife was armed with a firearm and could have killed these bastards. Wishful thinking.
Then, along came some little dip-shit, English crank with long hair and a hippy attitude who broke into the conversation to report that
"if the wife had a gun in her home, she would probably have
killed herself before the crime"
Because? Because of the the above stupid stats he fell instantly for in his own bias brainwashing. You know what, bubba? The woman was actually killed. She and her unborn baby were brutally murdered anyway. Without any fighting chance. Even this English crank would like a gun in that last moment if this were happening to him or his wife. If he wouldn’t? He would be a complete idiot.
I only mention this Brit here because these study numbers have reached the rest of the world, further black-balling USA gun people us crazed lunatics. So, much of the world has been subjected to this little study. I wonder...
- precisely define "likely."
- precisely define "acquaintance."
- what are the exact years of this study? Since the dawn of man? 1999 thru 2002?
- does it include gangland, inner city violence, which distorts everything?
Lets see some facts now.
- 340 million people in the USA.
- Over 320 million guns here.
- About 140 million households, guess the 2015 US Census for 2015.
Lets do the math on this....how are we all not dead yet? How? Shouldn't half of us be dead by now? Ohhh, wait, there's that word "likely."
Likely? I do think the New England Journal numbers are correct too, but In a very small "snapshot" way and in an incomplete way in terms of the big picture. If these numbers were extrapolated out to the entire country, over many years, half of us would be dead, or nearly all of us. But then, we fall back to the word "likely."
Likely? Here's a stat. The quiet gun stat. We are a gazillion times more likely not to do anything at all with a gun we have in our home. 300 plus million guns - guns and guns and guns sit quietly in a million and a half of homes, of hundreds of millions of people, every day, year after year. Years. Lifetimes of quiet. Generations of quiet. Ever think of that gigantic stat that doesn't fit into short-sided, liberal bias? Its called...the big picture.
Also, no one can? Or cares to? To fully count the times the presence of guns have stopped crime. How many crimes? How much violence will "likely" be stopped? Since the dawn of man? 1999 thru 2002? Remember that the US Department of Justice put out a stat a few years ago that the presentation of a gun, or knife, scared criminals off about 67% of the time. 67%! I believe there are many more. You can't successfully record all the stopped crimes. Interrupted crimes. Scare-offs. A "get lost."
Oh, I could go on...don't get me started. But anyway...Chris Reinholt reminds us that this study is:
"the famous Kellerman study. This picture cites the New England Journal of Medicine to give it an air of authority, but it's actually a study of only King County, Washington, using data from 1978-83, published in 1986."
Somehow it has become a hippy favorite to distort reality and push their limp cause.
Dear Cupcakes. I hope someday you realize how tiny and off-base this little study is in your desperate arguments. Take on lung cancer and car crashes.
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