Gun Deaths

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A lot of people claim they care about gun deaths, or gun accidents, or gun murder rates. When you explore that a little deeper, you find most people are not being truthful (either with you, or themselves). How do we know? Examples like this where there are far more serious issues, and the ignore it. Either they don't know the basic facts (and should be ignored as uninformed), or they don't really care about what they claim to care about (and should be ignored as untruthful) -- but if you know about guns, and gun deaths, you can't come out on the side of what the gun controllers want.


Examples

Here's a list of some things that are far more dangerous than guns, but gun controllers don't care about. Why is that? Gun Deaths : 1 items


CDC on Guns or Vaccines - Which is worse:
  • The rate of serious side effect or death from the HPV vaccine is 3.4/100k.
  • The 2018 US firearm homicide rate is 3.14/100k. (about 1/4th that, if you're not black/latino and in a gang).
  • CDC: the HPV vaccine is safe and we should use it
  • CDC: there's a firearm homicide epidemic


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Reasonable gun-control is an oxymoron: it begs the question, which is a fallacy that assumes guilt/success as the premise. I ask, "why do you think a gun prohibition will work better than drugs, alcohol or the prohibition on murder?

The smartest Gun-Controllers in the room, can't explain a gun's basic operation, and don't know what a gun is (thinking it is a murder-machine), or if you ask them "What is an assault rifle?", most can't explain that is just cosmetic accessories on a low powered hunting rifle. They demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger (or the Beginner-Expert phenomenon), simultaneously knowing nothing, and getting mad at experts for contradicting them.

Gun-controllers (not all, but most) think things like:

So irrational hopolophobics (gun phobics) aren't informed, don't accept corrections, and use the same fear-based reasoning that causes arachnophobics to scream like a little-girl and feint at the site of spiders: it's all fear-based reasoning, as proven by:

Of course the reasonable know that laws can turn regular people into felons, but they can’t turn felons into regular people.

The question I ask is, "Do you think career politicians really don't know anything about guns or how to get laws passed -- or that they know better, and will stand on the graves of our children to get votes/money/power?" I suspect they aren't as dumb as they act, and they know better -- but they know that if they pass effective security improvements, then their best attention and campaign issue evaporates. Since they know this wouldn't be popular, they blame the other side for exactly what they're doing (commit the Big Lie™).