You know, like a news flash but with verifiable
facts. The non-stop talk and misleading rhetoric
about the recent school shooting, and gun control
really burns my bacon. So instead of blindly
following the example of others, we’ll state the
First the deadliest school massacre in our country
took place on May 18, 1927 that killed 45, 38 of
which were children. Violence isn’t new or growing.
It doesn’t get mentioned because a gun wasn’t used.
We have been saying that shootings are down even
though liberals don’t believe us. Would those
liberals believe the FBI?
According to the 2014 Uniform Crime Reports from
said FBI, violent crimes were down 16.2% from the
2005 levels, down 6.9 percent from 2010, and down
0,2% from 2013.
The FBI defines a violent crime as murder and
nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and
We had 11,961 murder victims last year, and 67.9%
of them were killed with firearms.
We keep hearing how Australia is so much safer
than we are since their strict gun control law took
affect. Let’s take a look.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has also
released their 2014 Crime Report and most crime
rates are down from last year. Homicides are down
3%, kidnapping is down 7.7%, robbery is down 16%,
unlawful entry with intent is down 6.5%, motor
vehicle theft is down 4.4%, and other thefts are
down 1.7%. Sexual assaults increased 3.3% and
blackmail/extortions were up 3.5%.
The homicide rate is indeed lower, and guns aren’t
mentioned with murder in the report. A knife is
the most common weapon used totaling 69 victims.
What isn’t mentioned is that the most common
weapon used in attempted murder IS a firearm and
the second most common weapon is a knife. Could
someone explain to me how that makes the grieving
family members feel better because the victim
wasn’t shot? They’re still dead.
Chicago has a strict gun control policy, yet so
far this year 349 people have shot and killed in
Chicago and they have a total of 397 homicides.
Instead of pushing more gun control, which hasn’t
and won’t work, our politicians should look into
something that will. If one looks back through
through the history of the mass shootings almost
all the shooters were either taking, or had stopped
taking, psychotropic drugs.
Some of the side effects are horrendous and can
trigger violence. It is something to look into that
might actually help the problem.
Comments are always welcome.