Skip to comments.A Gun Graphic that Will Depress Your Leftist Friends
Posted on 04/21/2014 8:43:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
Its easy to get discouraged if you believe in small government and individual liberty.
It seems that the burden of the public sector is always expanding and that politicians and bureaucrats are always figuring out new ways to restrict our freedoms.
But lets not lose hope.
We still have a lot of economic liberty, particularly if you count non-fiscal policy factors.
And we still have the Second Amendment.
Heck, we dont just have the right to keep and bear arms, we exercise that right in massive numbers.
Take a look at this impressive graphic. Were #1 in some bad ways, but it seems were also #1 in a very good way.
Make sure to share this graphic with your statist friends and colleagues. Its guaranteed to put them in a glum mood for the rest of the day!
And when you share this with your misguided acquaintances, ask them why guns dont cause murder in nations such as Switzerland and Finland. Maybe youll have a breakthrough and theyll confess that gun control isnt the solution.
Incidentally, in addition to having lots of guns in America, we also are quite ready to defy the government if politicians try to take them away.
Whats happening in Connecticut is merely one example of this wonderful form of civil disobedience.
Since were on the topic of gun ownership vs. gun control, heres another image that will cause heartburn for your leftist friends.
Same theme as the 4th image in this post.
And lets not forget the best-ever poster on gun control.
Last but not least, heres a poster sent to me by the PotL.
Its the same message found at the top of this post and at the bottom of this post.
If you want more info both serious and humorous on gun control, click here.
“LIBeral friends”...what’s that?
I wouldn’t share that graphic with anyone. It’s not clear.
Is the statistic per capita or is it the percentage of citizens who own a gun (many own more than one). If it is number of guns per capita you can’t say “gun ownership” rate.
They need to make that more clear.
Also, where is Switzerland? I understand they have a higher gun ownership rate than the USA.
I know a place where ALL guns are outlawed, in fact ALL weapons are outlawed. Only the police force has guns. There are cameras and guards everywhere just to insure things stay safe.
It's called prison - want to go there?
Since all the weapons are outlawed, there must be no robberies, rapes or murders there. In fact, it must be the safest place on earth - because as you are so certain of - it's not the criminals it's the guns!
I don’t have any. At work I only discuss strictly business with any co-worker that shows any lib or libertarian tendencies. I avoid all conversations and do not attend any company events.
Switzerland is in the second row, left column.
That said, I don’t get the message of the graphic either.
Actual ownership of guns is much less than 88% in the U.S. because there are MANY gun owners who own much more than one gun per family member.
Friends from that town in Kansas?
I decided several years ago that LIBs/DIMs weren’t worth the time of day. That goes for family members who are mentally ill LIBs also. I am aware of their ludicrous positions and use of illogic. I don’t want top expose my self to their lunacy. They are beyond hope.
I believe that all Swiss males have to be in the army and have to keep their weapon at their home.
Right, this looks like guns per capita, not rate of gun ownership.
Liberals = PARASITES
are draining the resources that conservative values and capitalism built.... useless bunch of libtards...
Yeah...that’s guns per capita, with an almost certainly understated number of guns.
They subtracted the ones lost in boating accident the past few years.
no graphics or facts will convince anti-gunners they’re wrong.
I'd say the actual numbers are way up, and that self-reported numbers are down since 2008. This graphic shows a decline in ownership overall in both individuals and households from 2008 to 2010. Given what we know and have seen since then, I'd say these graphs are bunk. Especially since they come from the VPC.
In a good month US gun sales approach 5 million.
The definition may vary, by a generous estimate there are roughly 2.3 million sworn peace officers in the US. For the sake of argument let’s assume they all get paid bi-weekly.
Therefore...every time a cop cashes a paycheck, a private citizen buys a gun.
Does that include FReepers who foolishly stood up in their canoes while in deep water? :-)
That sort of begs the philosophical question - if one's guns are at the bottom of a deep body of water, does one still own them? Who possesses salvage rights?
“Is the statistic per capita or is it the percentage of citizens who own a gun (many own more than one). If it is number of guns per capita you cant say gun ownership rate.”
Correct. I own 100+ firearms probably.
Well, there's a problem there. So many have sunk that sooner or later they're gonna break the surface of the water and then you got an island. Different set of laws altogether. I wish my fellow FReepers would take some boating classes.
“I’d say the actual numbers are way up, and that self-reported numbers are down since 2008. This graphic shows a decline in ownership overall in both individuals and households from 2008 to 2010. Given what we know and have seen since then, I’d say these graphs are bunk. Especially since they come from the VPC.”
Very possibly true. I certainly never admit to firearm ownership outside of this (presumably) anon forum.
But the point stands that “firearms per capita” does not equate to “percentage of households with firearms.”
When the time comes that someone needs to use that line, the time has come to use the guns!
Agree. I don’t even like to be in their company; they make me feel uncomfortable.
Can only get rid of that feeling by taking a shower.
Your chart is from an anti-gun propaganda org website.
They claim only 20% of the population own guns. Even liberals would cringe at BS numbers like that.
You should have told me. I was dancing the funky chicken.
Your reading comprehension is limited, huh?
Read the above-post:
“Very possibly true [that the chart is B.S.]. I certainly never admit to firearm ownership outside of this (presumably) anon forum.
But the point stands that firearms per capita does not equate to percentage of households with firearms.”
Glenn Beck seems to be agreeing that the best data has USA Household firearm ownership somewhere in the ~30%
Isn't it nice to not keep count?
My comprehension is just fine. The 20% gun ownership rate is anti-gun propaganda.
Some folks need to go back and read the truth behind Schindler’s Jews back in the day...
It goes back to what some of the Jews did in Warsaw, that kept the German forces occupied with pacification in those areas that was eventually tabulated as a success...
Sure, people lost their lives, but they fought back...And it really made an impact on the occupiers...
Same thing with the Schindler operations...Some of those Jews were armed...Yes, they still worked for the German war effort, but they were able to stave off much of the efforts to round them up and ship them off to the camps for extermination...
The screenplay is somewhat factual, but it leaves out a few details...I believe Spielberg wanted to concentrate on the Jewish side of the story more than the Schindler side of it in the film...
Isnt funny how bed wetting hoplophobes who worry about guns being stolen from ordinary people dont care about gun being stolen from the police and the military?
Add in the guns that were stolen or lost in boating accidents.
The author’s message is not completely clear to me.
If I understand correctly, because Switzerland has a lot of guns, but a lower murder rate than the USA, guns don’t cause murders, people cause murders.
One problem with that:
America has about twice as many guns as Switzerland.
However, white people in America commit gun murders about twice as often as white people in Switzerland commit gun murders.
Twice as many guns.
Twice as many white gun murderers.
Yes, I agree, correlation is NOT causation.
Still, it is hard to ignore those two numbers as just a coincidence.
The only person saying 20% is you.
The libtards and Glenn Beck are saying 32%.
Is Beck part of the propaganda machine?
I was joking about the comments I have read here.
“I own 100+ firearms probably.”
You freaking propaganda chart says 20%, read it!
Glen Beck isn’t all that bright, he likely got his numbers from the same stupid chart.
You are looking at the wrong line.
Red is households, which is what I referenced it for.
Are you color blind, too?
Apparently, you didn’t bother to read the Glenn Beck link, either.
Does Bloomberg pay you to post this stuff?
You're right. No amount of logic will ever overcome good intentions and emotions with liberals.