Let’s Get Something Straight

I was doing some research on gun violence in the USA because I was wondering just where the numbers would fall. I have heard the argument that guns were only created for one reason, to kill people. I will let that point hang a minute.

In the U.S. there are over 300 million guns, almost one per person. According to the liberal gun grabbing website gunviolencearchive.com there were 13,394 gun deaths in the U.S. in 2015. Not all were homicides, some were accidents and what-not. That works out to .0045% of deaths per gun (or per person in the U.S. if you want to look at it that way). If guns were only designed to kill people, then they really aren’t doing a very good job, now are they?

But let’s look at another statistic. In 2015 there were approximately 256 Million cars registered in the U.S. according the CNN.com, yet there were 18,600 deaths in the first year of 2015 alone (they hadn’t tabulated the second half yet, I guess). This 18,600, by the way, is UP from the same period a year before. So if I make a conservative doubling of the first half and say 36,000 car related deaths in the U.S. for 2015, that means that the ratio of car related deaths to the number of cars is .014%, over three times that of gun related deaths. So a machine designed to transport people safely is not doing a very good job either. In fact, it is three times more deadly than a gun, byok these statistics.

Yet when that crazy woman in Oklahoma plowed her car into a crowd at at homecoming parade, no one anywhere asked for background checks for cars or called to reduce the speed of cars to 10 miles per hour, or how many horsepower a car could have, or smart cars or limiting the number of cylinders a car could have. But as soon as a gun goes off the media fills with statistics and sad stories of “if we could save just one child” bs.

My guns have never killed anyone. If they do, it will be because I have made the decision to use them to defend my family or myself, or anyone else in danger of being hurt or killed by someone else. You never hear of the crazy NRA member going on a shooting rampage.

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