In the establishment media we constantly see comparisons of the US murder rate to that of Europe with the implication being that our gun laws are to blame. Liberals continually project a narrative where “gun crime” is the problem and that the guns themselves are to blame for Euro/US differences in homicide rates. Never in the establishment media will you see a breakdown of state or racial differences as this would undermine the insinuation that gun ownership correlates with higher than average homicide rates. If gun access is in fact the problem then should we not see higher than average rates compared to Europe across all states and racial demographics where access is equal? The reality is that the liberal narrative of the guns being the overwhelming correlation breaks apart when this question is investigated.
If we look at Chicago murder statistics from 2016 we see that there were 6 cases where the assailant was White/Other. This is quite shockingly low given that there were 803 total homicides in Chicago for 2016. Given the Chicago White population is around 1.2 million this puts the average at less than 1 per 100,000 which is less than that of France.
Though some may find this hard to believe it isn’t far from this report that shows the White NYC murder rate to be 1.3 per 100,000 which is about the same as Ireland.
It is clear that the liberal narrative of guns being the problem is disingenuous when murder rates differ wildly across state and demographic lines. If the mere existence of guns were the problem then US/Europe differences should be consistent.
It’s a statistical fact that a pool in the home is more likely to lead to accidental death for children under 14 compared to having a gun in the home. This was first pointed out in Freakonomics but here is a complete breakdown of the statistics.
Anyone looking to ban guns needs to first look at America’s unhealthy obsession with pools.
Of course pool nuts in pool-crazy states like California won’t face the facts because they are on the teat of the pool industry lobby. They won’t face basic facts like how owning a pool increases your odds of drowning by over 5000% compared to a basketball court.
Gun owners can at least claim that their guns can be used in self-defense but what does a pool offer other than family enjoyment or being able to cool down on a hot day? You don’t need either and there are civilized first world countries like Sweden where pools are rare. So why are we allowing these hedonistic Roman era child killers to be legal in our modern society?
Paranoid pool owner nutcases think we want to take their pools away. That’s just paranoid political rhetoric. What we want to do is fill in most pools with concrete and then only allow some pools to be built using specifications and only after the applicant has gone through a full background check and has proven competency in pool knowledge and safety. That’s what we call a common sense fair compromise. Here is a picture of what a common sense safety pool looks like:
Call your local political official today and ask what they are doing to help stop assault pools. No one needs an assault pool and owning one makes you a stupid and hateful person. Let’s stop these horrible pool nuts keep killing our children. Children or pools, which do you want to save?
Well 60 people were shot in Chicago over the 4th of July but the mainstream media doesn’t seem to care. Black Lives Matter and other left-wing organizations don’t seem to care either but they are now busy protesting the Baton Rogue shooting of 1 Black man.
Though the video of the Baton Rogue is unsettling I don’t think the officers should be charged with homicide. If an armed felon is resisting arrest and has ignored repeated warnings the police shouldn’t be expected to make sure an actual hand is on the gun before using lethal force. A gun can be drawn and fired in less than a second so we can’t expect officers to wait until the barrel is pointed at them.
But with that said I think the officer panicked which unfortunately happens in this type of a situation. Shooting the suspect multiple times was not needed and though they are trained to shoot center mass until the threat is resolved but perhaps the policy should be changed for this type of a situation so an arm or shoulder shot is attempted first. I realize it is unrealistic to expect police officers to aim for limbs in normal shootouts but at a point blank range it wouldn’t be difficult.
I’ve never understood how liberals can believe that abortion is an unrestricted right even though it isn’t mentioned in the constitution, while they view the second amendment as something that is subject to restrictions based on their whims and emotions. The press is currently celebrating the Texas abortion ruling while at the same time demanding new restrictions on guns. Have they not read the constitution? The “shall not be infringed” is very clear while there isn’t one word on abortion. But in the liberal mind a 9 month abortion is a constitutional right while it’s perfectly fine to create new restrictions for gun owners as California is currently doing.
I actually don’t think abortion should be illegal. My take is that the women that get abortions are disproportionately liberal and they would probably just go to Canada or Mexico if it were illegal in the US. So while I’m fine with it being legal I also think it is incredibly deluded to believe that abortion is a constitutional right that should have fewer restrictions than guns, even though the people that wrote the constitution stated in plain English that the second amendment is not to be infringed.
If you talk to liberals about this contradiction you will find that they don’t have an answer which isn’t surprising since liberalism as an ideology isn’t thought out. It’s more of an metropolitan egalitarian cult that serves as a religion for urban Whites. It borrows heavily from Marxism which was never fully thought out either. Liberalism relies heavily on an emotional adherence from its followers and breaks apart under the critical analysis. Though I’m sure liberals will assume I am trying to promote conservatism but in reality I would like to see more independent thinking and outside the box solutions. I would like people think about these issues for themselves not fall into what is really illogical group think.