thoroughly. 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 (the last searchable census numbers) Do the math:
0.00925% 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:
5,100. Now lets look at how those deaths spanned across the nation:
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 -an average because some
States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had
1,169 and Alabama had 1.
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.
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
10 causes, with the top three of these accounting for over 50 percent
of all deaths. Over the last 5 years, the main causes of death in the
U.S. have remained fairly consistent.
-40,000+ die from a drug overdose–THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
even if you include suicide).
errors. You are safer walking in the worst areas of Chicago than you
are when you are in a hospital!
on fast food? Why are we not teaching healthy eating in schools?
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: (to Steven Waugh’s point)
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.
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.”