Gun violence is horrific, far too many innocent people are killed by guns and something must be done to stop this from happening.
That’s the truth that most of you see on a daily basis, and I will agree that the first two points are correct as no one is in favor of gun violence or innocent people being killed. But is it really as bad as the media is telling you? Has this really become such a crisis that lawmakers will sit down on the house floor in order to push more gun control?
The U.S. Homicide Rate Hits 51-year Low as Gun Ownership Increased 141%
Wait, what? Yes, the truth is the homicide rate in the United States of 4.5 per 100,000 people is the lowest since 1963 when the rate was 4.6 per 100,000 people. The 4.5 rate is for 2014, the most current complete data available from the FBI database.
The last time the homicide rate in the U.S. was actually lower was way back in 1957 when the total homicide rate was 4.0 per 100,000, Howdy Doody began his 13 year run on TV for children and a brand new 2-door convertible V-8 1957 Chevy Bel Air cost only $2,611 out the door.
You wouldn’t know this based on the way the Democrats are acting, gun control is the most critical issue in the nation right now they say and are willing to make fools of themselves sitting on the floor of the house demanding more gun control is passed after four separate bills failed to pass in the last few days.
Democrats refuse to accept that the majority of Americans simply do not want the modern sport rifles they call “assault weapons” banned from sale or are willing to stop the Constitutional rights of citizens based on an arbitrary list that excludes any due process to get on.
So while the number of new guns in the US that were either manufactured here or imported increased 141 percent from 6.6 million new guns in 1994 to 16 million in 2013, homicides have dropped steadily. That means a gross total of 132 million new guns were added into the US population over that time period and yet people have not run around killing each other in some post apocalypse nightmare like we are being told would happen.
Does a Red Flag Fit Their Narrative Better?
Of course homicides the lowest in 51 years doesn’t make you scream for gun control, so the rally cry had to be mass shootings. As with all mass shootings there are often cries that it is what is known as a “red flag”, meaning a fake or manufactured shooting in order to push the government’s agenda.
Almost every shooting in the last 10 or 20 years has been called a “red flag” by some, and often those people are what many would consider “off their rocker” to use one of grandma’s favorite mental health diagnoses.
Of course the shooter is almost always killed or kills themselves in these shootings, so you can never question them and there are usually some questionable things like paramedics not being allowed to go into the school or people videotaped being carried towards the scene of the shooting rather than away from it.
Now I don’t usually go in for these conspiracy theories as most can be easily explained away, but the shooting in Orlando, Florida was not only overly convenient for the gun control push, but is filled with so many inconsistencies that it screams something fishy is going on.
In the video below (which was shown once on TV and then edited) you can see people carrying a man with red shoes who looks to have been shot in the leg past the camera towards the scene of the shooting. The first question should be, how did he get a block away from the Pulse nightclub and why would they carry him back towards it?
The second issue is at the very end of the video as they can be seen putting the man down, smiling and joking around about hoping on one leg. This doesn’t seem like the actions of people saving someone’s life during a tragedy, nor would you put a guy with a bullet wound in his leg back down on the ground as that would be extremely painful and not something you would be smiling at.
The third issue in the video is the wound itself, contrary to what Michael Moore thinks, the .223 round does not explode or contain some automatic spiraling action designed to kill anyone it hits, it is in fact a small caliber (.22) rifle round traveling at high velocity so it makes a fairly small entrance wound.
The way the blood pooled on this guy’s pants just doesn’t look correct to me (it should be more down the leg and not so wide since that would be from gravity and then stopped by the tourniquet, but maybe since they were running around the block and back with him it would make more sense?
Now, I don’t suggest that 49 people didn’t die in this horrible shooting, not my intention at all, but seeing this makes me question if part of it wasn’t staged as well. Our government has never been shy about killing people, what makes you think they wouldn’t do so for pushing as dramatic a change as gun control or the removal of due process from something like a no-gun buy list?
Even the United Nations Data Supports Gun Ownership
The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime lists the United States 108th for murder rate per 100,000 persons, you’d swear we are #1 in the world if you listen to the news. We are however 10th in the world for the number of persons murdered per year, of course we are also one of the largest nations on the planet with more people, so I’m not shocked at that.
Brazil leads the list of number of persons murdered each year topping 50,000 and little Honduras leads the murder rate at 84.6 per 100,000 despite only 5,936 persons killed. Guess they are running out of people to kill in Honduras?
Since we know that gun ownership has increased year by year over the past 20 years at least, these numbers fly in the face of the gun control argument that more guns equals more deaths. Could the “gun nuts” be right and more guns actually make us safer?
Don’t tell the Democrats the truth though, they won’t know how to handle it. But if you feel strongly about it, you might find them lounging around on the floor of the house, which is pretty much normal for anyone in congress anyways.