Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly.
Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence. The best ideas left standing were narrowly tailored interventions to protect subtypes of potential victims, not broad attempts to limit the lethality of guns.
FK – While the author ran across some obvious truths that anyone with a brain has been aware of for decades she is still deluded. ‘Gun control’ has as much to do with public safety as the welfare state does with helping people.
Both were created as a form of ‘control,’ the former to render any civilian population unable to fight back against those who would rule them and the latter to creat inter-generational parasites that will consistently vote to continue their slavery.
And one more from the same commie rag:
FK – As usual a commie rag comes out on the side of history’s dictators and real mass murderers, ignoring their own ideology’s blood soaked hands painted with the reality of 200 mil. murders in the 20th century alone and of course on the side of common criminals who would rape, torture and murder a child while a commie parent watches because they were too pathetic to be able to defend their own family much less their Liberty.
Our real enemies are here, they have white skin and were mostly born here. They do not belong here.