Skip to comments.THE 'GUN VIOLENCE' LOOPHOLE
Posted on 06/25/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz
Often, we hear liberals decry the gun violence in America.... but it is a lie. The lie is not in the actual statistics about 'gun violence', because those are accurate. The lie lies in the 'spike'.
To 'spike' a story is to not report it. Newspapers, liberally bent as they are, often spike a story that shows their liberal policies in a bad light.
So, too, do anti-gun liberals spike the part of the story that matters. They do this by focusing on GUN violence, not violence as-a-while. It does not matter HOW a person is killed, their blood still pools beneath their corpse. Anti-gun liberals seem to think that death by gun is far worse that death by knife, garrote, or baseball bat. Of course it is not; in fact, one can argue that death by means other than a firearm is even a little more ghastly and painful. As Archie Bunker famously observed, when chiding his fictional but anti-gun daughter, "Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed outta windows?"
So why do they focus on gun-related violence and gun-related homicides, rather than homicides in general? Because they want firearms in America to be banned. After all. civilian possession of firearms may thwart their communist, fascist, and socialist plans.
America leads the world in gun-related homicides, but trails half the world in overall homicides. The numbers from the UN -- no friend of civilian firearm possession -- bear that out. Looking at the actual statistics for all homicides in the world, not just gun-related homicides, one quickly observes that we rank 103rd out of 207 nations in the world in homicides. Recent statistics are available; The UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) compiled the information in 2011. We can see quickly that the United States was almost exactly halfway down the list, with a homicide rate of 4.8 per 100,000 citizens. You are less likely to be killed in America by a factor of 19 times, as compared to nation that possesses the homicide rate, Honduras, who has a rate of 91.2 homicides per 100,000 people. Most of the deadliest countries to live in are in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Even Greenland, a nation one would naturally assume to be peaceful, had a rate of 19 homicides per 100,000, making it nearly four times riskier to live in than America.
Mexico, and certainly North Korea, strictly ban all guns in civilian possession... yet they had murder rates of 23.7 and 15.2 per 100,000, respectively. This shows them to be very dangerous places to live, as opposed to the firearm-saturated United States of America.
The method does not matter. What matters is the murder. However, to fetishistic hoplophobic liberals, death by gun is far worse. We have already discussed why.
The next time you see an antigunner decrying 'American levels of gun violence', confront them -- via text or voice -- and inform them that America is much less homicidal than half the countries in the world. Ask them why the qualifier of GUN to the term HOMICIDES is necessary. Ask them to care enough to care about all homicides, then direct them to Africa, or South America, or the Caribbean -- where they can do some real good.
And them inform them that the term 'Gun Violence' is a linguistic loophole -- and that you aim to close that loophole once and for all.
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Sometimes you just feel like smacking your head on a giant chunk of marble. I think I need some scream therapy. LOL!
Cracking wise again, I see.
The left figured out the power of words decades ago. Its time for a level playing field.
...thusly this editorial. Hopefully it provides an awareness, and a good counter to the loaded terminology.
Nossir, I’m serious.
Oh! Sorry, chap! Right you are. And a damned nice piece, sir! Harrumph.
I promised I would ping you to this article, Vreeland-Hill. Hope you enjoy the fact we are on to one of your antigunner linguistic loopholes. :)
I promised I’d ping you to this one, friend. :)
An excellent project, Laz.
It's something I noticed when I saw the antigunners on the Screaming Faces shows, and it annoyed me more and more, until I finally had no choice but to write.... and point it out.
And that's exactly why the founders guaranteed our God-given rights to keep and bear arms. Eff the left.
I'm not sure... let's find out...
... yeah, he's so happy he's dancing. :)