Friday, August 4, 2017

Gun Deaths Up

Blame Trump. He said, “The carnage ends here—now!” But gun deaths didn't magically go down in the first few days after he said that, so blame him. Gun deaths are up 12%; children under 12 shot by a gun up 16%. while defensive use of a gun is up 30%! They call that "gun crime."And they don't think that will have an effect on the other numbers? As usual, they fail to note how many of these dismal figures are caused by LEGAL guns. They NEVER do that. The fact is, MOST of them are caused by ILLEGAL guns, in the hands of gang members and other criminals, not guns legally owned and duly registered, while their owners have their names duly noted in “background checks.” Gun crime caused by ILLEGAL guns are not likely to be lowered by laws DISARMING honest, law-abiding people. They will, in fact, INCREASE, as long as the dim-witted “gun laws” are STILL in effect. Trump has a lot on his plate, INCLUDING the “gun problem.” He can't get to all of it, overnight. So blame those figures on the foolish “gun laws” now in effect, not on Trump. (Washington Post)

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