EXCELLENT STATS ON GUN
Interesting statistics! This jives with the research
of Prof. Lott at the University of Chicago, who is a noted expert on gun
laws and stats.
There are 30,000 gun related death s 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: 0.00925% 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
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
17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or
mentally ill persons – better known as gun violence.
3% are accidental
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
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
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, assaults are all done by criminals. It is ludicrous to think that
criminals will obey laws. That is why they are called criminals.
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
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!
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.).
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?
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