Skip to comments.The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you
Posted on 03/25/2018 10:48:12 PM PDT by blueplum
....Teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting helped organize the nationwide marches, which came the same week Congress voted to lift a restriction on federal research into gun violence a rule that's been in effect for about 22 years. It remains to be seen if lawmakers will fund such research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after President Donald Trump signed a bill containing the measure into law. Below is some of the core data we do have on gun violence in the US (highlighted in red; suicides and accidents excluded), and how it compares to other causes of death for Americans:
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I don't know how to pull the charts, but a quick summation: death by drugs 1 in 72 death by poisoning including OD 1 in 86 suicide 1 in 92 any motor vehicle accident 1 in 108 alcohol 1 in 123 murder 1 in 229 assault with a firearm 1 in 315
down in the bottom chart it equates firearm deaths as equal to chances of drowning, which isn't mentioned in the top chart
In other words, 99.99% of us will die peacefully in our own beds.
The morbid fear of being shot to death is greatly exaggerated.
And how many of those 1 in 315 are suicide? If I recall from other sources, by some counts, half of gun deaths are suicide.
The 0.1% attracts a lot of media attention.
Something weird and out of the ordinary always does.
But that’s not true of life.
The democrats want us all in a constant state of fear.
The best defense against gun violence is not breaking into someone’s house in the middle of the night.
Unless you live in a violent-ridden American county, odds of reaching a normal expectancy are quite attainable.
good question. I think you’re right about the half. But that might be part of the ‘by suicide’ numbers?
Assault with a firearm might just be domestics, armed robbery deaths, gang deaths, maybe?
I have never had a gun of mine kill anyone. Nor have I seen a gun drive to a location and kill anyone. I wish I could say the same about humans.
Or come home early from work.../s
This whole thing is so ridiculous. I wish it could all be ignored but we are always provoked and we take the bait.
So we’re way more likely to be involved in a car wreck involving a drunk, or some bimbo, like the ones who showed up at the march in DC yesterday too preoccupied texting her BFF about the crazy sex she had the night before than we are facing the business end of a gun, let alone being shot at. When we took the firearms safety courses, and since we’ve been to the range I realized if driving safety was taken just half as seriously as gun safety our insurance premiums would be like chump change.
There are three things required to justify deadly force.
Ability. (Attacker is capable)
Opportunity. (Attacker is in your space. Within 21 feet)
Intent. (Shows or exhibits danger to you or those near you)
Until those are present you have no stool that will stand up in court in most places. Once one leg of the stool is missing you are required to stop.
If you carry please study your obligations in this reguard. Mosaad Ayoob has written books and knows his stuff.
If you have to defend yourself. You are going to jail.
How long you stay depends on how much you prepare to wear.
Next subtract those in Chicago
Then other gang related shootings
So why is gun control the elite’s top priority? The ruling class is not threatened by common peasants texting and driving or alchohol even though they kill more peasants. They are very threatened by a well armed and well informed citizenry. Its their priority, not ours.
So why is gun control the elites top priority?
Where is the abortion data?
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