Sunday, June 22, 2014

Case of National Insanity We Must Cure, but Can't: Play Dodge Ball Instead

Helping Keep Rite Aid Safe

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo

Hey, Car Seats Right Behind You, Moron

Only One Label Needed: Insane Policy

NRA's Goal for RED State American Justice
(Return to the Wild, Wild West)

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, or not. How much is a handful of guns in public worth? Start here: 

The United States has more guns and gun deaths than any other developed country in the world, researchers found.

The study found that the U.S. has 88 guns per 100 people and 10 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people — more than any of the other 27 developed countries they studied.

Japan, on the other hand for example, had only .6 guns per 100 people and .06 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people, making it the country with both the fewest guns Per capita and the fewest gun-related deaths.

Dr. Sripal Bangalore, who works at NYU Langone Medical Center,  and Dr. Franz Messerli of St. Luke’s Medical Center studied the statistics of guns Per capita and gun deaths. They used firearm injury data from the World Health Organization and guns Per capita data from the Small Arms Survey to put together a list of 27 developed countries.

They said they carried out their study because of what they said are seemingly baseless claims on either side of the gun control debate.

That's my point. This is a growing concern and problem. Open carry is just plain insane. If not, how come those who spout: "It's my right to openly carry a gun of any kind in public" can't open carry one into bank or Fort Knox — you know, just to prove they can. And, while they're at it, why not wear a ski mask and claim that right to do that, too.

Yes, it is true, gun-related homicides are fallen in the past 20 years, but is that due to open carry laws? I hardly think so. Perhaps better policing, record keeping, and yes, gun controls that make sense. But, try telling that to the NRA. 

If what we see is not the definition of insanity, they surely we don't know the definition of insanity.

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