Skip to comments.The Stupidest Article About Guns You Will Ever Read
Posted on 07/16/2014 7:46:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Bar none. Go ahead, I dare you to read it and not thump your head against the nearest wall. It starts badly enough:
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country’s most dangerous.
And then gets worse. The link takes you to the instantly infamous piece in Rolling Stone by some poor lassie named Kristen Gwynne entitled, “The Five Most Dangerous Guns in America.” Now, most normal people reading that might think what follows is a list of suggestions for your next firearms purchase — you know, something that packs major firepower into an attractive, well-priced package that will instantly deter or atomize a bad guy should the need arise. But no. It’s an anti-gun piece. And by “anti-gun,” I don’t mean anti specific makes and models. Oh no…
Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI’s 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use of a firearm and handguns alone accounted for about 72 percent of firearms used in murders and non-negligent manslaughter. While the FBI does not elaborate on the type of handguns used in these incidents, the ATF’s analysis of weapons confiscated from crime scenes provides a more specific look at the weapons criminals prefer, which we’ve shared with you here.
Ready? Aim… and fire after the jump.
The “types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders”? Amazingly, they are exactly the same types of guns most often used in defense of one’s person, property, family or nation. Here is the Rolling Stone List of Death:
In other words, all guns. Plus Derringers, just for good measure. And did they mention Derringers? No, I am not making this particular piece of “service journalism” up. It really is that stupid. Be sure to read the comments. My favorite so far:
The Five Most Dangerous Dogs:
- Big dogs
- Little dogs
- Medium Sized Dogs
- Male Dogs
- Female Dogs
Over to you guys. Have fun. No need to be nice.
Typical stupid article from Rolling Stone. This country is screwed until all the hippie culture dies.
They left out water pistols.............
The die-off should begin around 2027. All of the 20-year-olds from the 1967 "Summer of Love" will be 80 years old in 2027.
At least, I hope so.
They should follow up with the five most dangerous varieties of marijuana:
1. Home Grown
2. Commercially Grown
Freelance? Does this mean she got paid for this steaming pile of poo?
Does anyone read that old rag?
This article, written by one Kristen Gwynne, illustrates the danger of “Typing while blond.”
The most dangerous motor vehicles in the US can be divided into two groups:
1. Those with fewer than four tires.
2. Those with four or more tires.
until the next one comes out.
Why not be nice?
Luke 11:21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe.
Mark 3:27 But no one can enter a strong mans house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.
Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
There is additional wisdom advising not to argue with an idiot.
Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
“They left out water pistols”
And rubber band guns......and poptarts shaped like a pistol.
#DrugWar journo. Ex @AlterNet editor. Recent bylines @RollingStone, @TheNation. Freelance misandrist
Kristen Gwynne @kristengwynne · Jul 8
Predators are straight up surrounded by loyal dudes who separate their friendship from the gendered violence they commit. JUST SAYIN
Kristen Gwynne @kristengwynne · Jul 8
What horrible shit must dudes do to women before their male friends cut them off?
Retweeted by Kristen Gwynne
Matt Zoller Seitz @mattzollerseitz · Jun 29
So apparently very soon New York City will consist entirely of luxury condos filled with people ordering shit off the Internet.
Kristen Gwynne covers Drugs at AlterNet. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Journalism and Psychology. She is the youngest AlterNet employee.
Kristen Gwynne is a New Yorkbased journalist whose work has appeared on AlterNet, Salon and RollingStone.com.
Lately, there have been a fair number of "hard hitting" articles in it that are mildly-to-very critical of Democrats in general, and the Obama administration specifically. Mostly, they can't decide whether BO is entirely too conservative, or just not liberal enough.
Sez me, when a party line rag like Rolling Stone turns against BO, then that's bad for the current occupier of the White Hut.
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From the article: “According to FBI latest publicly available homicide records, in 2012 rifles were used to murder more than 320 people.”
According to the CDC, in 2011 (the most recent statistics), more than 3500 people died from drowning — and yet there is no call for a ban on backyard swimming pools; over 36,000 people died from accidental poisoning — yet there is no call for requiring locks on medicine cabinets or background checks for the purchase of prescription and OTC drugs and household chemicals; and more than 17,000 people died from non-homicide suffocation — yet there is no call for limits on the purchase of rope, belts, or plastic bags.