Mass shootings grab headlines, but others go under radar
The numbers jump off the page: Nine dead on an Oregon college campus, 12 in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. Thirteen soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas; 32 people at Virginia Tech; 13 at a community center in Binghamton, New York. Twenty-six dead — 20 of them young children — at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Mass killings like the one Thursday at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, scraped nerves raw, commanded headlines and prompted an anguished President Barack Obama to take to the airwaves — again — to condemn gun violence.
Here’s another number: 8,124. That’s the total of homicides by gun in 2014, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States report. That works out to an average of 156 a week, more than 22 people shot to death every day across the country. SOURCE
I’m not at all certain regarding where exactly AP gathered their information, but this is the number that THEY quote; “Here’s another number: 8,124. That’s the total of homicides by gun in 2014, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States report.”
But according to this story the gun is about to become America’s Top Killing Machine.
Those are some seriously drastic differences in numbers, and then I found this;
There were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2013 in which 32,719 deaths occurred. This resulted in national motor vehicle crash death rates of 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.11 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. The fatality rate per 100,000 people ranged from a low of 3.1 in the District of Columbia to a high of 22.6 in Montana. The death rates per 100 million vehicle miles traveled ranged from 0.56 in the District of Columbia to 1.96 in Montana. SOURCE
There is no doubt in my mind that guns are used to kill people, it’s a fact of life, but it is a very rare occurrence when an upstanding, law-abiding citizen takes up the gun for nefarious purposes, but every time some burglar, armed robber or nut job psycho takes up a gun all we hear are cries of *BAN THE GUN* as we are told by Obama and his minions that guns are bad.
Why doesn’t the Left ever scream BAN THE CAR? Just wondering, would that be *selective outrage*?
I also wonder just how skewed the numbers would be regarding vehicular deaths if the POTUS and his band of ne’er do wells got involved? Just guessing mind you, but I would take bets that the Obama numbers on that would match the agenda and the numbers they need to take in weak-minded Democrats and a few other brainless buffoons.
Constant confusion, shuck and jive, smoke and mirrors, any number of cheap magic tricks used in order to make Obama not appear such a fool.