Gun Control Stats: America’s Tragic Trend

Because the classic book, How to lie with statistics by Darrell Huff, teaches us the tricks, it is best to take a look at the quantitative analysis of numbers and from them make our own deductions.  The first graph shown here tells a story we might not realize is a reality in American neighborhoods.  There are more gun shops in America than supermarkets.  Wow! Somebody cares more about shooting than eating.  The second one is just as alarming. Every time there is a mass shooting gun sales go up.  Woe! It benefits somebody when there are mass shootings!  Finally, the third one has the stats for the number of guns reported stolen.  It’s preoccupying how the greater the number of guns on the streets, the higher the number reported stolen.  I’m just saying: there is Food for Thought with these numbers.  It’s very honorable to value the rights of people to arm themselves.  However, I understand that there is no gun big enough to protect us from tyranny nowadays.  In the old day of muskets and gunpowder, we could get together and form a guerilla against the oppressors.  But we need much bigger guns than regular assault weapons and machine guns, given the advance in weapon technologies these days. Besides, the real and only chance we may have at being free from the oppressing powers that be is to KNOW and to SPEAK. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!

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