Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Glenn Reynolds and Powerline: what gun problem?

Gun fetishist Putz, whose answer to every mass shooting is more guns, quotes approvingly Powerline:
...Obama set the stage by declaring that the U.S. is experiencing an “epidemic of gun violence.” But that simply isn’t true. “Gun violence,” like violent crime in general, is declining.
Putz snarks,
Never let a crisis go to waste. Even if you have to make it up.
Don't you love how "gun violence" is conflated with "mass shootings with semi-automatic firearms"?

Anyway, yeah -- made up crisis.


JohnR said...

There is no data - only Zuul.

(OK, OK; I know it should be "are no data", but it sounds better this way)

Mr. Wonderful said...

"The homicide rate in the U.S. has been cut in half since the Clinton administration."

Putz must have been in an unusual hurry when he wrote this, because he inexplicably left out a key point! Viz., that the reason the "homicide" rate has declined has more to do with the improved methods of treating gunshot victims in ER's, than a decline in shootings.

Fatalities are down, yes. Shootings, no. FactCheck.org:

...non-fatal gun injuries from assaults increased last year for the third straight year, and that rate is the highest since 2008.

The implications of this are disturbing. It suggests that Putz is intellectually dishonest. Can that be?

Charles Giacometti said...

Instarube is, well, a fucking rube. And a liar. And he is so busy stroking his tiny cock looking at gun pics that his IQ has dropped from its original 82 down to the mid-60s.

Charles Giacometti said...

I really am thinking through a plan where the rubes could secede. I figure give them Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky, plus the northern swaths of Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. Allow Democrats living there to move out, and allow rubes everywhere else to move there. If we can do this by 2018, I will be a very, very happy man.

We keep the nukes and all major weapon systems--we paid for them anyway while supporting their sorry asses. They can have as many automatic weapons as they want, plus access to Bud Light.

On January 1, 2018, we pull the plug on all federal money heading their way and leave them be. By 2020 it will be like fucking Somalia down there, with tribes of different hate groups mowing each other down.

By 2021, at the latest, the violence and their hatred of science and health care will have deaths from violence and preventable diseases skyrocketing, and they will start to die off by the boatload. Figure a life expectancy of about 38.

By 2025, life there will make Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" look like Willie Wonka.

Good fucking riddance.

Mr. Wonderful said...

Charles G-- You dreamer, you. Don't forget our Right of Return, which holds that any of them found on our side of the border are to be immediately returned to their side, regardless of what crimes they may have committed while over here. Our prison will be literally too good for them.