US 2nd Amendment, Gun Control & the American Progressive
Currently in USA, there are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed.
U.S. population 325,000,000. Do the math: 0.000000923% 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 – gun violence
>> 3% are accidental discharge deaths
So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100.
Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?
>> 650 homicides were in liberal Chicago
>> 344 homicides were in liberal Baltimore
>> 267 homicides were in liberal Detroit
>> 259 homicides were in liberal Washington D.C.
>> 157 homicides were in liberal New Orleans
So basically, 32% of all gun crime happens in just 5 Democrat controlled cities. All 5 of those cities have STRICT gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.
This basically leaves 3,423 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.
Who has the strictest gun laws by far?
California, of course, but understand, so 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 equally, 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 all is done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That’s why they are criminals.
But what about other deaths each year?
… So what is the point? If 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 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, and criminal elements who prey on the defenseless, the disarmed.
The founders of AMERICA 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, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”
Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
February 16th, 2018