Moms Demand Action: FAIL on Simple Math, Which Is Greater – 500 or 760,000?

By AWR Hawkins

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Moms Demand Action: FAIL on Simple Math, Which Is Greater – 500 or 760,000?
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On August 12 2015, Moms Demand Action responded to examples of mothers using guns for self-defense by asking which happens more often–self-defense gun uses or criminal attacks with firearms.

The list of mothers who used guns for self-defense was compiled by the NRA and focused on examples of mothers defending their own lives and the lives of their children. Some of the defensive gun uses took place at home while intruders were rushing the mothers. Another took place on the street where a mom used a concealed carry handgun to defend herself and her son.

Moms Demand Action responded to these real-life stories by posting the “real story of a dad using a gun to kill his family” and asked, “Which happens more often?”

According to the Center for American Progress, “6,410 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun” from 2001 through 2012. That works to about 500 murders a year by intimate partners–which is more than the number murdered by spouses alone.

Like all murders, each of these 500 a year is tragic. But this number literally pales in comparison to the number of lives saved through the use of guns in self-defense each year. In February 2015, approximately 22 years after beginning scholarly work on defensive gun uses each year, Florida State criminologist Gary Kleck confirmed that 760,000 defensive gun uses a year is the number no one has been able to refute.

So Moms Demand Action asks which happens more often–self-defense gun uses or attacks with guns. The answer is as clear as the difference between 500 and 760,000.

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George

I remember when I studied history, and the women got together and formed the Temperance League, and got Prohibition enacted. That movement actually created organized crime in this country. I equate this group to them. Well intentioned biddies with a lot of free time on their hands, thinking that they are doing good, but actually causing harm.
They are also missing the point, which is that a mentally ill person murdered somebody. They should focus on reinstating the mental health laws that we used to have protecting us, rather than blaming an inanimate object for its misuse.

Richard Stone
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Richard Stone

Moms demand is on the left side, another group of Bloomberg’s puppets. As typical liberals the will not let the facts get in the way of their agenda.

MontieR
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MontieR

MDA (moms demand action) is simply an extension of the deliberate self inflicted mental retardation of the left. The utter departure from real life and reality is staggering. These people are incapable of rational, cognizant thought processes. They operate on ONE principal only, emotions. This broken mentality is the same one advocating that pedophilia is an acceptable sexual orientation, the color of some clothing is racist and so much more LUNACY. They are mentally ILL and desperately need psychiatric care.

Philip W Marin
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Philip W Marin

Good for them to stand up for is right. Moms Demand Action is on the right side. Self-Defense of one Family is what it is all about. No one else will do it, The Police are not always around.

John
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John

Errr???? I think you are a little confused here. Moms Demand Action does not want families to be able to defend themselves.

Max T
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Max T

Philip, your comment was a little confusing. You do realize that Moms Demand Action is an anti-gun movement advocating broader disarmament legislation right? The article was pointing out their biased views where they seem to ignore the statistics showing that approximately 760,000 incidents occur where firearms are used in self-defense vs about 500 incidents where a firearm was used in a violent crime against an intimate partner or spouse. As usual, the anti-gun movements choose to only single out incidents that back their anti-gun agenda/views while conveniently ignoring the statistics that show that firearms are used for self-defense about 1500… Read more »

TSgt B
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TSgt B

Philip, Moms Deficient in Enough “Action” are definitely on the WRONG side of this. Women are more than capable of defending themselves with firearms, and this Looney Tunes wants to disarm them.

don
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don

did you read this? reread cause you sure miss read

Ron
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Ron

might want to re-read this story! crazy moms want you dis-armed!