Animal looks at a common refrain from the Cult of Gun Control, and finds, LIES
There’s a continual RRHHEEEE from the political Left these days on the epidemic of mass shootings that are, apparently, something that only happens here in the U.S. – except, that’s not true. We’re not even the country with the most mass shootings. Not by a (hah!) long shot. Excerpt:
…But a study of global mass-shooting incidents from 2009 to 2015 by the Crime Prevention Research Center, headed by economist John Lott, shows the U.S. doesn’t lead the world in mass shootings. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 10, when measured by death rate per million population from mass public shootings.
So who’s tops? Surprisingly, Norway is, with an outlier mass shooting death rate of 1.888 per million (high no doubt because of the rifle assault by political extremist Anders Brevik that claimed 77 lives in 2011). No. 2 is Serbia, at just 0.381, followed by France at 0.347, Macedonia at 0.337, and Albania at 0.206. Slovakia, Finland, Belgium, and Czech Republic all follow. Then comes the U.S., at No. 11, with a death rate of 0.089.
So, what can reasonable people conclude………….
So what can we conclude from this? Simple: Bad people do bad things. Restricting or banning objects won’t stop them from doing bad things. And when people do bad things, those people who have done the bad things are responsible; not any inanimate object that they chose to use as a tool.
It’s really not that complicated.