Saturday, December 1, 2012

Violence Policy Center Paradise

From Josh's latest Huffpo screed:
 since May 2007, at least 499 victims in 32 states have died in incidents not ruled self-defense involving private citizens legally allowed to carry concealed handguns
Note that it's not those carrying concealed, just those allegedly w/ licenses. Most of his examples have nothing to do w/ CCW at all.  It's also over a period of over 5 years.

Now let's look at a Chicago Tribune headline that is repeated virtually every weekend:

6 dead, 11 wounded across city overnight 

This article also includes the shootings of some teenagers the VPC and CSGV  'won't' use as propaganda since all the laws they demand are already in place in the city and they weren't shot by CCW holders. No candle for them. 

And as for Josh's penchant to label things 'mass killings' and blame guns:
 a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer science class not long after fatally stabbing his father’s live-in girlfriend at their home a couple of miles away.

And watch this little bit of terminology:
 Christopher Krumm had smuggled the compound bow — a type much more powerful and effective for hunting than a simple, wooden bow — onto campus beneath a blanket, Walsh said.
 Change a couple of words and you have the same description the media uses for an 'assault weapon'.

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Old NFO said...

Yep, that more deadly 'assault' bow... sigh

Sigivald said...

Even taking his numbers as gospel, that's about 3 people per year per state.

That's not exactly a Call To Action.