What a great name for a color: “Harvest Moon Orange!”
I am tired of anti-Liberty types trotting out suicide stats, unsupervised toddlers – with idiot-parents – killing fellow toddlers, “other countries with no guns having no gun crime,” etc. Thomas Jefferson called the concept “rightful Liberty” and as in so many other things, he said it best, so forgive my meme-i-fication.
(HT: SBPDL) These surprising (:-|) conclusions and statistics just in from the Journal of American Pediatrics [Pediatrics 2014;133:219–225] on the unfortunate recipients of unwanted bullets:
“On average, 20 US children and adolescents were hospitalized each day in 2009 due to firearm injuries. Public health efforts are needed to reduce this common source of childhood injury.”
“Significant racial and gender differences in hospitalization rates for firearm injuries were observed…The overall rate for black males was 10.5 times higher than the rate for white males.”
“…males, blacks, and those receiving Medicaid were at the highest risk of firearm-related hospitalizations.”
It gets even MORE racist when you narrow the stats down to the 15-19 year-old black males vs. 15-19 y.o. white males: there the rate for blacks is 13.1 times higher.
Unfortunately while these professionals purport to know so much about various problems in the various “communities” PLAGUED by out-of-control shooters with their wildly off-target GUNFIRE, their solutions will go nowhere towards actually preventing the injuries they’ve been studying. They propose prevention (i.e. “education”) programs like those used to reduce residential FIRES and childhood DROWNINGS, along with consumer product regulations (i.e. more “education” – read the safety manual that comes with your gun, kids), public health education, and, DRUMROLL…
Because GUN-FREE Zones work so well, don’t they.
Read all of it here: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/01/22/peds.2013-1809
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” Samuel Adams
The GOOD: You aren’t paranoid after all…the BAD? They really ARE coming for your guns. My YouTube essay here.
A Lt. Col. Bateman has written a guest article at Esquire. He thinks “gun-violins” just shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S. of A. His solution will warm the hearts of inner-city thugs everywhere.
Want to protect yourself? Or your family? Why then, here, have a smooth-bore musket. And a lead ball plus a whole thimble of powder! There you go. Now don’t forget to keep that powder dry. Nice doggy, good doggy.
Illustration can be found here.
I’m really mad at the people of Connecticut right now. Today, more than usual, I’m proud to call myself
“a former Connecticut Yankee.”
Because if he wasn’t already dead his Connecticut “lawmakers” chipping away at Liberty like they just did (and have been diligently plotting and planning at since mid-December) surely would have broken his heart.
Where’s the grief?
“Inner city” or “urban” shootings happen on a DAILY BASIS. Isn’t ignoring all those (dead) folks some kind of discrimination? Why, there oughta be a Law. And why do the Red Socks and Yankees “honor Sandy Hook victims” and not the rest of the nation’s “shooting victims?”
GEEZ…One of the Sandy-Hook-Dads is even going to get to throw out the first ball at a TEXAS RANGERS’ game. Somehow that really chaps me. Makes me want to go shout, “Yankee go home.” Oh, wait…I used to be a Yankee. 😦 [Looks like he used-to-be a Texan. Wonder what happened?]