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The media, the left, their politicians and the truth about gun violence

I don’t know about you but I find that no matter where I turn, I’m being told that gun violence, gun crime … anything negative to do with guns … is at an all time high.

Is it any wonder that this is what people believe?

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Check out the second chart. Note the key word in the title of the chart … “unaware”.

Why are they unaware?

Well, for one the media sensationalizes every event that might involve a gun.  And they usually misrepresent, or don’t report, the fact that gun crimes and homicides are down … a lot!  They imply it is getting more and more dangerous out there and the threat is … guns.

But that is simply not true.  In fact:

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Yet we have a President and the Democrats who’ve claimed that gun violence is epidemic.  Obama even made the claim yesterday that other countries don’t have mass shootings … in Paris … a week or so after a mass shooting (what effin type of a cocoon does the man live in to make such out of touch and idiotic statements such as that?).

In reality, in a country in which there are more people than in 1993 as well as more guns, we see everything trending down and markedly so:

Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades.

Those are huge numbers.  Yet to hear the left, you’d think the gun violence epidemic was about to overwhelm us unless we do something NOW!  And of course, the solution they most favor is the elimination of guns for law abiding citizens.  I say that very purposely because it would only be law abiding citizens who would be effected.  Criminals would then have free reign.

The point of this rant is to point out that, just like with “climate change”, we’re being lied to again and the data obviously refutes the lie … in both cases. But for the left that doesn’t matter.  They firmly believe in their agenda and they’re more than willing to lie to accomplish it, credibility and integrity be damned.  The media is complicit and politicians are the most visible agitators. That’s why you have a Democratic President in Paris pushing both lies and the media doing its usual job of spreading them.

Sometimes you just want to bang your head against the wall, for all the good calling them out on it does.

~McQ

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5 Responses to The media, the left, their politicians and the truth about gun violence

  • “That’s why you have a Democratic President in Paris pushing both lies and the media doing its usual job of spreading them.”

    The same guy who has the, uh, parts that allow him to stand in Paris, of all places, telling the world that ONLY in the US do we have “mass shootings”.

  • Think about it for a moment .. when was the last time that the White House toted out the TOTUS for a “major speech” by President Obama.

    The “smartest man in the room” has gone speechless, except to snark and politicize.

    • And demonstrate to the world he thinks time limits that applied to everyone else quadruply didn’t apply to him.

  • There are this people like my in-laws who read the NYT and swear by every word. Otherwise intelligent people who can’t defend their own ideology when called to task.
    Yes Thanksgiving got tense when I pressed them for details about climate change, why Hillary shouldn’t be in jail, why blacks lie don’t matter, why the inmates (college students) are being allowed to run the asylum (colleges) and yes, why gun ownership matters. Afterwards I went out for a cigar.