Thursday, October 15, 2009

On Reaping What One Sows

You can cite statistics and empirical evidence till you're blue in the face, but the deadly weapons fans will continue to clamor for unlimited access to armaments.  But still, I can't help myself.  I rest my case, here:

"In a first-of its-kind study, epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that, on average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault. The study estimated that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun...

"The research team concluded that, although successful defensive gun uses are possible and do occur each year, the chances of success are low..."

Most people are immune to the sweet reason of facts, and will believe what they want to believe and nothing more, especially the more emotionally they are invested in those beliefs.  And when it comes to guns, no one loves them some emotion more than the arsenal hoarders of the 2nd Amendment.

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