This line from J.Kb’s post about the Rush & Duckworth bill caught my attention:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 315 people are shot with a gun every day in the United States. Of those injured, 93 people die.
Again, I will not pretend I am an English language scholar, but the general feeling the sentence above is that people are shooting other people with firearms and that is causing 93 deaths a day. if that number is familiar, you are right:
93 x 365 = 33,945
Our old friend, the “Death by Firearm” statistic which includes suicides. Now, that is somewhat dishonest for Rush and Duckworth to do, wouldn’t you say ?
But why I would expect the truth coming from two Anti-Gun legislators from Illinois trying to pass a gun registration bill that has failed miserably in places like Chicago and not one single political entity in the world can truthfully produce statistics showing it lowers violent crime. If you have any doubts, go ask England or Venezuela.