More Firearms Kill People?

Posted: September 23, 2013 in Commentaries, More Firearms Kill People?

If the mental insanity and obvious disingenuous of gun control advocates was not so deadly serious it would laughable. Listen to Jane. She thinks she has proven that the more guns a country has the more weapons related deaths will exist. She claims proof. First, notice she loves to play with numbers to define what is a “mass shooting.” If you let her she will eventually get to one. Second, notice her examples of where “mass shootings” take place. Remember, this is supposed to show that the more guns a country has the more weapons-related deaths there will be. So, what is her proof? Washington D.C., California, Illinois, New York and Connecticut. Now, what do each of these places have in common? They each possess some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation! So, despite her vain attempt, her post actually proves just the opposite of her cause. Thanks.

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Ahlin: Surprise, surprise: More firearms kill more people

A few days after America’s latest mass shooting, which took place at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and killed 13 people, a study on the connections between rates of gun ownership, firearm-related deaths, crime and mental illness was published.

By: Jane Ahlin, INFORUM
imageJane Ahlin

A few days after America’s latest mass shooting, which took place at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and killed 13 people, a study on the connections between rates of gun ownership, firearm-related deaths, crime and mental illness was published. The study, featured in “The American Journal of Medicine,” compared gun statistics for 27 countries around the world. (Countries experiencing civil war were omitted.) The good old USA – where the National Rifle Association calls the shots (pun intended) – not only has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world but also has the highest rate of firearm deaths. Regardless of NRA rhetoric, the study also showed that high rates of gun ownership do not translate into lower crime rates. All our guns – 89 guns per 100 Americans – do nothing for our safety.

Although hardly shocking to any thinking person, the NRA nonsense about needing a “good guy” with a gun to stop a “bad guy” with a gun was shown to be myth. In fact, any notion that links gun ownership with a safer society is myth. Not that it matters. Politicians are so cowed by the NRA, there’s literally no chance fact will influence legislation. Instead, politicians bow their heads and pretend (once again) to be sobered by the latest mass shooting: Wow, they know how to look sad.

Sixty seconds later, they’ve moved on.

The Huffington Post carried a piece last week that outlined the toll of mass shootings since 2009 – 20 of them in total if the criteria is at least four people killed per shooting. To save space, we’ll stick to the seven that have occurred in the past nine months:

E Sept. 16, 2013, Washington, D.C., 13 dead;

E July 26, 2013, Hialeah, Fla., 7 dead;

E June 7, 2013, Santa Monica, Calif., 6 dead;

E April 24, 2013, Manchester, Ill., 5 dead;

E April 21, 2013, Federal Way, Wash., 5 dead;

E March 13, 2013, Herkimer County, N.Y., 5 dead; and

E Dec. 14, 2012, Newtown, Conn., 27 dead. . .

Source: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/412945/group/Opinion/

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