Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Kids Had No Friends----NOT

Humor of the day.

ABC News 20/20: "Before Arranging Playdates, Ask About Guns"

Naturally, your children should not play in homes where there are guns present. They'll probably die, or something.

And the usual Big Lies are in the piece:

"...every day eight children die from guns."

Nope. As RedState points out,

According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2005 652 kids between ages 1 and 15 were killed by gunfire. These are the ages that most people consider “children.” After 15 we are beginning to get past calling them children and into the “young adult” phase. So, if we stick with what most people think of as children we do not get the nearly 3,000 deaths that Gross claims is occurring.

Now, between the ages of 15 and 18 there were 1,554 gun related deaths in 2005. And why so many between the ages of 15 and 18? The long and short answer is gangs

One interesting stat: more people own guns than own dogs. That would be about the only actual, genuine, actionable fact in the whole story.

1 comment:

MAS1916 said...

Three pirates died over the weekend from gun violence. They were apparently only children according to human rights groups. but oops.. they had guns, too.

Mexico has strict gun control. We see how enslaved they are to their government and the drug cartels.

Guns are a necessary requirement of a free society that intends to remain free.