Over the last couple weeks we have been inundated with sensational news stories proclaiming the evils of guns. We’ve also seen numerous hypocritical celebrities, politicians and reporters demonizing gun owners and demanding political action. While the media loves to cover these horrific mass shootings, you rarely hear about the millions of people who are saved by guns.
Stories You Won’t See on The Evening News:
One story, that has gone largely unnoticed by the media, is the case of a Georgia mother who used her firearms to defend herself and her two small children from a deranged home invader. The mother and her two 9-year-old children were at home when a man broke into their house.
Thinking quickly, the mother grabbed her gun and hid her two small children in a crawl space in the family’s home. According to reports, when the intruder tried to break into the hiding space, the mother fired six shots; five of them hitting the suspect in the head and neck. Thanks to her quick thinking, and her 2nd amendment rights to carry a weapon, this mother saved herself and her two small children.
Now why is it these Washington politicians want to take away that mothers right to protect her family? Why is it you never hear about cases like this in the mainstream media?
A look at the numbers:
To further illustrate our point, I want you to take a look at the chart below. This chart, which was first featured by Mac Salvo at SHTFPlan, shows the dirty truth that the media doesn’t want you to know about.
According to statistics assembled from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Center for Disease Control and the Federal Government, firearms related homicides are minuscule in comparison to other the other “big killers” in the United States.
If we look at the latest homicide statistics based on the type of weapon, we see something even more interesting.
Over the last couple of months, the media’s favorite scapegoat has become the so called “assault rifle.” If you based all your information solely on what the media tells you, you would think these weapons are horrific. In fact, the media would have you convinced that there’s an epidemic level of deaths due to these weapons; according to the F.B.I. there’s not!
According to the F.B.I.’s own statistics, more people are killed by knives than are killed by rifles. In fact, more people are killed by hands and feet than rifles.
|Murder Victims by Weapon, 2005–2009|
|Firearms, type not stated||1,488||1,354||1,705||1,825||1,834|
|Knives or cutting instruments||1,920||1,830||1,817||1,888||1,825|
|Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.)||608||618||647||603||611|
|Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)||905||841||869||875||801|
|Other weapons or weapons not stated||958||1,140||1,005||999||895|
Gun Control is not the Answer:
As we pointed out last week, if gun control works why are anti-gun cities like Chicago plagued by gun violence? In a city where it’s virtually impossible for a law abiding citizen to legally own a gun, an average 7.3 people are shot every day. As we see in Anti-Gun Cities across America, the criminals are not going to obey these laws. The only thing these gun control laws do, is put law-abiding citizens in a situation where they have to choose between becoming easy victims or criminals in order to protect their life and property.
I won’t deny that we have a problem here in America; but I do think our problem is much more complicated than guns. As a society we have become obsessed with violence. It’s something that’s celebrated in this country, and until we fix that problem no amount of gun legislation will ever stop a single death.