Today the kids are out marching about to try to destroy your Constitutional rights. And not just your Second Amendment rights.
But once again lets roll the tape.
What’s the leading causes of death in the United States? Well number one is heart disease at over 600,000 people per year. What’s number 2? Is it those evil weapons of war? Nope, cancer takes over 500,000 people per year.
Lots of people must be killed by those evil weapons of war, right?
According to the FBI, there were 374 deaths by “rifle” in 2016 which includes all types of rifles, not just the evil black ones. So hunting rifles, .22 plinking rifles, muzzle loaders are all part of the 374. Shotguns are MORE deadly, than “assault weapons” with 262 homicides by those evil duck guns. If you want to ban evil black guns, shotguns should also be banned.
Of course no one mentions that more than 1600 people are murdered by knives according to the same FBI statistics. Over FIVE time as many people are murdered with knives as all rifles combined. Hmm, banning weapons of war will make us so much safer according to the kids. How will that work?
And what do you think is the THIRD leading cause of death in the United States?
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, DOCTORS are the THIRD leading cause of death in the UNITED STATES, at over 250,000 people EVERY YEAR. The study goes on to say that the numbers may be underreported and that there should be a better means of tracking patient death by DOCTORS. Wouldn’t this be a better cause to demand action on? As far as I know, no one has undertaken any measures to look at this problem, much less actually do something to reduce the number of deaths. Basically no one cares because it doesn’t seem as frightening as an evil black gun.
250,000 last time I looked is a little bit bigger than 374. Both causes of death are caused by people.
You would need to have almost 15,000 Parkland sized school shootings every year to equal the number of deaths caused by doctors. For perspective, you would need MORE than EVERY OTHER high schools to have a shooting with 17 deaths EVERY YEAR to achieve the same number of annual deaths by doctors.
Now I can hear some saying, “yeah but the doctors didn’t INTEND to kill their patients”. Isn’t that the same argument used to defend Hillybob? She didn’t INTEND to break the law. “Oops. Sorry. I didn’t intend to kill your mother“. Tell the dead guy his doctor didn’t intend to kill him. That should make him feel better about being dead.
Now tell me again how much safer we will be after we ban evil black guns.