posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:49 AM
reply to post by coltcall
This is not a new report. I repeat . . . this is not a new report and has been used many times to sway public opinion.
You'll notice in the article they are talking about "deaths in 2010". The report is actually by the Violence Policy Center and came out in 2011.
Alaska had the most gun deaths, with 20.28 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010, twice the national average, the analysis by the Center for American
Here are links to their actual report and to their website of lies.
VPC gun deaths
This report also isn't a report of homicides. It's simply deaths . . . suicides, personal accidents, hunting accidents.
Alaska is always at the top, as this reports "per capita" deaths. "Per Capita" is per 100k residents. Alaska only has 700k residents and leads the
nation in suicides and hunting accidents. Their actual homicide rate is extremely low.
So knowing that . . . is it a suprise that the highest level of gun deaths (per capita) come from sparcely populated states that lead the nation in
poverty and have extremely high suicide rates? Not really. Nothing in their report backs their claim when the highest homicide rates are in the same
areas they claim are the safest.
It's simply BS statistical manipulation to get people emotionally on board with gun prohibition . . .
I'm truly a non-violent person, but I don't think anything gets under my skin more than those that intentionally lie to subjugate others.
on 4/4/13 by solomons path because: (no reason given)