Oh noes whatever shall we do? Shall we cower and simper? I think not. Lets just call on the UN and the rest of the worlds NGO's all of whom hate us...to disarm the american people. My response to this thought line? I hope you've made out your will....
What brings this on my germs and virii? the article of which I will provide the link for, AFTER I rip the shit out of it. *Note I will not provide links for the places where you can find the numbers and attitudes I give you because I am long past tired, and past the point of apathy in regards to repeatedly posting links that back me/prove my point, only to have people ignore it and not read it* Lets start with the following image.
" Dude! thars not a magazine in that thar rifel!" Incongruity number one. If you are going to complain about the violence I'm surprised this idiot didn't use stock footage of swat armed cops, or even your average regular department cops many of whom have AR-15's as standard equipment. That however wouldn't have fit the narrative. Neither would using footage of gang bangers such as the ones under it.
Next the caption of the photo.
A man on a rifle range: 'More Americans lost their lives from firearms
in the past 45 years than in all wars involving the US.' Photograph:
Scott Olson/Getty Images
Sigh...the man in that photo is most assuredly not ON the range. He might be AT the range in the gun shop, but he's not ON the range.
Lets take the quote....You are including suicides in those numbers laughing boy. I don't. and your numbers for those killed in WARS is off anyway.
By my count it's more like 1.25 million americans killed in all wars since the civil war, just in KIA 620,000 of those ALONE was the civil war. and since you insist on including SUICIDES in your numbers..I'll include casualties/injured and MIA's in MINE. Which brings the numbers for the Civil War alone up to 1.5 MILLION people. That right there by itself, that single war, trumps your 1.384 million killed by guns in the US by.....115,829 people.
"Everywhere you look in America, people are trying to make life safer. On
roads, for example, there has been a huge effort in the past 50 years
to enforce speed limits, crack down on drink/drug driving and build
safety features into highways, as well as vehicles. The result is a
steadily improving record; by 2015, forecasters predict that for first time road deaths will be fewer than those caused by firearms (32,036 to 32,929)."
Hmmm. I gotta wonder at those numbers. Be they true or not know this. People like you bemoan the deaths in America and curse gun owners and point to yourselves as though you were better. Here's a newsflash again. Do you people know what the ACTUAL percentage of people killed/murdered in the US are? Not the per capita numbers used by the PPM to inflate, conflate and bullshit the american people? You should...I've posted the goddamn numbers often enough. The actual percentage of the US population that is murdered every year is less than one percent. The numbers are invariably between 5 and 9 THOUSANDTHS of ONE percent of the total population. That's right the numbers are between .005-.009% of 1% of the US population being murdered every year. THAT's it. Now again do ya'll know how the reports are compiled? In the US any murder investigated or suspected as such, whether there's a court conviction or not...goes into the US numbers. Where as in someplace like...ohhh England..unless it's investigated as a murder and garners a conviction of a perpetrator in court, it doesn't go into the yearly government released statistics.
As for the rest of the article, the author can eat shit and die. Holier than thou whining little puppet.
As Old Ben once said "they who would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"
Remember TANSTAAFL and...
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity