More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart

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Tom Arnold
More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart: Tom Arnold

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- In a November 30th, 2018, tweet, Tom Arnold, famous for being married to Roseanne Barr and making a few really bad movies, has proven that he knows nothing about guns, gun owners or firearm misuse [or math].

Here is his exact tweet:“This explains why 80% of gun owners shoot themselves or members of their own families.”

Tom Arnold so Fucking Dumb
Tom Arnold so Fucking Dumb

Really?  It’s a claim that is so absurd it hardly needs to be refuted, except that these days the media and many uninformed anti-gun activists might just believe it.

Here is the reality.

Let’s assume that there are 100 million gun owners in the United States. Some estimates are higher than that, and some lower, but it’s a reasonable estimate. That means that for Arnold’s ridiculous claim to be true, there would have to be more than 80 million instances where people shot themselves or their family member in their lifetimes.

So if we assume that the average American lives sixty years at an age where they can lawfully possess a firearm, it would mean there would have been on average more than 1 million shootings each year. And, it would mean that there would have been over 2,500 shootings each day! Obviously, these would be in addition to any shootings that were not self-inflicted or perpetrated against a family member. Needless to say, this isn’t happening.

Anti-gun politicians and activists have long used suspect statistics to boost their position.  They conflate homicides and suicides and include accidents to exaggerate the amount of “violence” committed with guns.  They count “children” as anyone under the age of 24 to inflate the number of “child” shooting victims. They completely ignore jurisdictions with high rates of firearm ownership but low rates of firearm crime, to advance their agenda of more and more restrictions on gun ownership.

But this claim by Tom Arnold is clear evidence that opponents of gun ownership, especially celebrities and media hungry politicians, cannot be trusted to make honest arguments.

Perhaps that is because it would require a little effort to learn the truth.  Or, it may well be that it is due to the simple fact that the truth does not support their increasingly radical positions.


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  • 35 thoughts on “More Proof That Being a “Celebrity” Does Not Make You Smart

    1. The scary thing is that there are millions of equally stupid aholes out there that believe the diarrhea that morons like Tom Arnold are drooling out of their mouths…the even more scary thing is that many of them vote…

    2. I think what simple-Tom meant was all the gun owners (he knows).
      Then in actuality (only) if you know Tom Arnold you’re at risk.

    3. Dave say’s, I could go on forever and list all the reasons Comi-Fornia, has turned into a SHIT HOLE!!! But I’ll just name a few; ~Anti-Gun State!!!!!~40% or more, of America’s Illegal Aliens live there!!!~Bumper to Bumper traffic on highways 90% of the time!!!~Housing, Property Taxes, Everyday Living Expense’s, are through the roof, I call living there, prices are Retail + 500%~State is out of WATER!!! The state has NEVER ENDING MASSIVE FIRES!!!!! ~The big Earthquake is coming!!!, Tick,Tock,Tick,Tock~40% of the working people are carrying the whole state, the rest are on Disability, Retired, Illegal Aliens, or Gov’t / State Assistance, (Your TAX Dollars AT WORK!!!) Highways and Roads broken up and are CRAP!!!~Comi-Fornia spends $25 Billion TAX Dollars EVERY YEAR ON TOTAL SERVICES FOR>Illegal Aliens!!!~Comi-Fornia is also a BIG Drug Cartel State, Mexican Drugs are everywhere, and easy to get!!!, and the STATE doesn’t CARE!!!~CCW’s can be impossible to get in some counties, and are only good for 2 years!!!~As of Jan. 1, 2000 you can no longer buy Rifle/ Pistol/ Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, or import them into the State, for fear of a Felony. No Thanks to New passed Gun Laws!!!~I could go on forever, I was stuck in Comi-Fornia for more than 2 decades, for SECURITY reasons I can’t go into, but I finally escaped to a “FREE State”, Thank you, LORD!!! Bottom Line is, if you’re PRO-GUN do what ever it takes to move!!! But I’m GLAD a lot of people, Love it there, and WON’T move, I say GOOD!!!, because someone has to stay behind and pay all those never ending Higher and Higher Taxes, for all those Illegal Aliens, Flooding into the sanctuary LEFT STATE!!!

    4. We keep calling these rotters liberals (befitting a free man) and wonder why we keep getting what we ask for. The founding fathers were liberals, the country was founded on liberalism. We are the liberals, unless you want to curse us by calling this scum liberal, which they LOVE when you do because it gives them the moral high ground. Only in the nation that was founded on liberalism (give me liberty or give me death) does the people who claim to represent the traditions (conservative means tradition in the political sense) of the county was founded (liberalism) use the very word for the concept as a curse, and wonder why we get more enslavement instead of more liberty.

      And who was it that started calling the left liberals? The same RINO eastern establishment that have been betraying us for the last 40 plus years, but they started out calling the left liberal spenders, NOT political liberals, and the right as fiscal conservative. Being fiscally conservative IS the real politically liberal policy because you don’t befit a free people by making them debt slaves unless you want to CURSE them.

      So why did the RINOs want the right to relate to conservative rather than being liberal (which both parties were in the beginning, but it could be argued the the Republicans more represented it better), which is what the two original fiscal expression morphed into?

      Because the RINOs wanted us to relate to the conservatives in England (you know, the Tories that we fought a war against to free ourselves from, the wigs being the liberal party at the time, and the Tories being the conservatives then and now, though the roles in some ways have morphed, and not always for the better on either side), because the Eastern establishment RINO’s foreign policies of war after war (a decidedly not fiscally conservative or politically liberal policies) interest more aligned with the imperial policies of the Tories (royalty / aristocracy, banking and oil) in England. Interestingly enough the same interest that the Eastern establishment’s policies lay, who also consider themselves royalty / aristocracy. I bet they have a good laugh every time they hear us curse ourselves by calling scum liberals, because they actually know what the word means.

      Calling them Tories (either supposed left or right) would be a much more historically accurate and meaningful term, or even libtards (retarder of liberty) then calling them liberals and taking a dump on our tradition (conservative) of liberty and at the same time cursing a free people. Or keep cursing us and wonder why we get more of the same.

      Liberal \Lib”er*al\ (l[i^]b”[~e]r*al), a. [F. lib[‘e]ral, L.
      liberalis, from liber free; perh. akin to libet, lubet, it
      pleases, E. lief. Cf. {Deliver}.]
      1. Free by birth; hence, *befitting a freeman* or gentleman;
      refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean;
      Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

      Liberty \Lib”er*ty\ (l[i^]b”[~e]r*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberties}
      (-t[i^]z). [OE. liberte, F. libert[‘e], fr. L. libertas, fr.
      liber free. *See {Liberal}.]*
      1. The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to
      the will of another claiming ownership of the person or
      services; freedom; — opposed to slavery, serfdom,
      bondage, or subjection.
      Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

      1. A more accurate term should be used to describe the largest domestic enemy of our country. The Democratic Party should not be thought of as liberal or democratic. Most who seek political office only to enhance their egos and wealth. The only reason to vote at all is to keep the enemy out of office. Voting Republican is now the only way. The RINOs have to go. I think Liberal and Conservative are catch words for media distortion. We should not call the conniving democrats stupid lest we act as if they were. Their power is gained through unrealistic promises and solutions offered to what they see as an ignorant masses. On the most part, Republicans want realistic solutions and promises. Democom, might work but many of our young and migrants like the sound of Communism. People make suggestions, please.

        1. He is talking about our current conceptual vision of Lib vs Cons. In effect, what we currently think of as the parties has been flipped from its origination. Furthermore, I believe the point is that calling the socialist,communist, marxists, etc. party folks “liberals” is to demean “liberals” (those who pursue liberty) . We, meaning those who promote freedom, rugged individualism, working for a living, hand up, not hand out etc. are the true “liberals”.
          At least, that’s my read.

    5. Like myself he’s a native Iowan, I am ashamed to say, but he doesn’t represent. He is a total jerk and classically out of touch … but like that other “out of touch” Midwesterner Michael Moore, they known they have power vis-a-vis their media celebrity, so spreading the “big lie” is second nature to their Leftwing personalities.

    6. This guy’s career is in the toilet and he is probably almost broke by now. So, he is going full on retard Liberal to try to charm himself into some work.

      1. Roseann is actually very conservative. That’s why they took her off her new show. She was not politically correct and she supported Trump. No I am not a huge fan of hers especially after her rendering of the National Anthem.

    7. All the Hollyweirdo Parrots and Cockatoos ( or 3, 4 or more ) can say is just what their overlord scriptwriters tell them to say. That’s the limit of their intellect.

    8. Most entertainers spent their youth trying to be famous instead of receiving any real world knowledge. Ergo most of them are ignorant lemmings. Tom Arnold is scared of guns because deep down he knows he is stupid and would shoot himself or his family 80% of the time.

    9. “America, a country where professional athletes and entertainers are mistaken for people of importance.”
      The late, great Dean of Science Fiction Rober5 A. Heinlein

    10. Anyone who makes their living pretending to be someone or something other than what they are, isn’t someone to listen to for sage advice, after all, are they pretending to know what they are talking about.

    11. “The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.” – Robert Heinlein

    12. As far as these Celebes’s go, I liked Pat Sajak’s comment on celebrity endorsements of candidates.
      “If people need a celebrity to tell them how to vote, then they shouldn’t be voting”.
      Tom Arnold is just the tip (or bottom) of the Tinsel town iceberg.

    13. Hey, Tom is right! Hardly does a day go by that I don’t go out and shoot a family member. I have the family scared crapless for this year’s Christmas party.

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