Interesting Facts About Gun Control
Wisdom is not a flower to be plucked, it is a mountain that must be climbed. Do not depend on the Government or media to provide you with wisdom. Let's look at some facts about Gun Control.
So ask yourself, in the big picture, if public safety and protecting people is REALLY THE ISSUE, why isn't Government focusing on Medical procedures instead of guns? The answer is simple, public safety and protecting you is NOT the concern of government, Control is what Government wants.
There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
Doing the math that is 0.000000925% of the population die from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant!
To put this in perspective.
Cause of Death Odds of Dying
Heart Disease and Cancer 1 in 7
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1 in 28
Intentional Self-harm 1 in 95
Unintentional Poisoning by and Exposure to Noxious Substances 1 in 96
Motor Vehicle Crash 1 in 114
Fall 1 in 127
Assault by Firearm 1 in 370
Car Occupant 1 in 645
Pedestrian Incident 1 in 647
Motorcycle Rider Incident 1 in 985
Unintentional Drowning and Submersion 1 in 1,188
Exposure to Fire, Flames or Smoke 1 in 1,498
Choking from Inhalation and Ingestion of Food 1 in 3,461
Pedacyclist Incident 1 in 4,486
Firearms Discharge 1 in 6,905
Source: National Safety Council estimates based on data from National Center for Health Statistics–Mortality Data, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Deaths are classified on the basis of the World Health Organization’s The International Classification of Diseases (ICD). For additional mortality figures, and estimated one-year and lifetime odds, see Injury Facts® 2017 Edition, pages 40-43.
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 it looks like this:
- 65% (19,500) of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
So technically, "gun violence" is not 30,000 annually, it actually drops to 5,100.
- 15% (4500) are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified
- 17% (5100) are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons, gun violence
- 3% (900) are accidental discharge deaths
Let's look at how are those 5,000 deaths are allocated across the country?
480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
So technically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just four cities. All four of those cities have strict gun control laws, are run by Democrats, have high Black Population, high political corruption and high crime. Liberals would have you believe the Gun is the cause for all these problems.
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)
This is what BLM (Black Lives Matter) is complaining about.
This basically leaves 3,825 for the rest of the entire country which on average, is about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States, like the High Gun Control States of New York and California, have much higher rates than others. Let's look at California which had 1,169 gun deaths and Alabama that had only one.
Since high Gun Control states have higher crime and are normally run by Democrats and have higher gun crimes and murders, but other states with less gun control has less crime and less murders, maybe it is not the Gun causing these statistics.
Although 5,100 deaths per year may sound bad, it really is a very small percentage. Let's look at other causes of death in comparison.
So here are some other causes of deaths per year:
40,000 plus die from a drug overdose (Drugs are outlawed and controlled)
36,000 people die each year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths
34,000 people die each year in traffic fatalities (exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)
Now for the big numbers:
- 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. (Imagine this, you are safer in Chicago than when in a hospital, but cameras and videotaping medical procedures are outlawed?)
- 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. That's 142 times more people than die by guns.
A little history shows in early times without guns, people still kill each other. The homicide rate in Amsterdam was 47 per 100,000 persons in the middle of the 15th century. US current rate is 4.7, so 10 times more. They did have guns at that time, but I doubt it was used outside hunting and warfare. London was 36 per 100,000 in the 14th century. Bad people will always find a way to hurt others.
Easy times make weak people
Weak people make hard times
Hard times make strong men
Strong men make easy times.
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 and will try to disarm the people. A disarmed populace is easier to control. Remember, for people to stop and overthrow a tyrannical Government, if the people are armed, it only takes 3 percent of the populace to stop a tyrannical Government. However, if the people are NOT ARMED, it takes about 60 percent of the people. A Government that fears the people do not want them armed, a Government that works for the people does not care if it armed.
The second amendment was not placed has number two by accident. The founders knew that if the people were not armed then the first amendment would fall. They knew Free speech was the most important thing about Freedom, and they knew that only an armed public could keep a power hungry Government in check. They knew if the Government tried to seize freedom and suppress free speech, only an armed public could stop them and preserve the Republic. Anyone that cares and understands freedom knows the First and Second Amendments are bonded together and without one the other will fall.
The next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, remember these facts. Remember "Before a standing army can rule, the people must first be disarmed". When it comes to "gun control", the important word= is "control" not "gun".
Gun registration, control and disarming the people worked out well for these people after their respective government(s) enacted gun control laws:
- Turkish Armenians 1915-1917: estimated 1.5 million dead
- Soviet Union 1929-1953: estimated 20,000,000 dead
- Germany 1933-1945: estimated 13,000 000 dead
- China 1949-1976: estimated 20,000,000 dead
- Guatemala 1960-1981: estimated 100,000 dead
- Uganda 1971-1979: estimated 300,000 dead
- Cambodia 1975-1979: estimated 1,000,000 dead
-- But this can't happen in America, right?
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the Constitution) was adopted. This had NOTHING to do with hunting.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!
There is a war going on between our Government and the People's rights and freedoms. In any War the first casualty is the Truth.
Protect and defend your right to bear arms and know that if you give up this right, then all other rights mean nothing.
Since the beginning of time Government has Always Believed
Logic is the Enemy and Truth is a menace.