January 9, 2016
As per the Standard Anti-Self-Defense Handbook, the Fibber-In-Chief just prominently included firearm suicides in his gun death tally. Thank goodness folks deprived of guns won’t use tranquilizers-plus-booze, carbon monoxide, razor blades, poison, etc. — and bridges, tall buildings, and open windows for jumping — if they can’t get guns!
Or is the Prez misleading us again?
Suicide by any means, while regrettable, is a voluntary act, and those determined, gun or no gun, nearly always succeed. With that in mind, let’s put things in perspective:
The 19,392 gun suicides in the U.S. in 2010 swamped the 11,078 firearm homicides. That is, firearm suicides amount to a whopping two-thirds of reported gun deaths, dwarfing all other categories combined.
So by lumping voluntary suicides in with homicides to inflate the anti-gun bogeyman — and scare the kids — the Liar-in-Chief is indeed trying to mislead us again.
Another interesting epicycle: A new study — not by the “Authorities” who, in the interest of self-preservation try to duck it — shows that U.S. cops killed at least 1,152 people last year, usually with firearms. This is the first time that statistic has been available because the FBI, etc. refuse to collect that data. For some reason.
That 1,152 deaths-by-cop is very close to 10% of the 11,078 homicides reported in 2010. Are those cop-caused killings included in the official figures? Someone else will have to answer that one. If so and the ratio holds, that would mean cops are responsible for about 10% of U.S. gun homicides.
And Obama’s drama coach should take a bow for the tear or two the Prez shed over the kids killed in school shootings. However, in addition to guns, there were two other ignored common factors:
- The government schools themselves which are profoundly damaging to most kids in the first place — and
- establishment drugs. That’s right, most school shooters were on prescribed anti-depressants like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, etc.
And it isn’t always guns – – –