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

Opinion

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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Steve Down Under
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Steve Down Under

I’m pretty sure 80% of Tom Arnold’s family would like to shoot him 100% of the time!!

Bill
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Bill

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…

H. Suearte
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H. Suearte

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.

circle8
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circle8

What ever brain this clown was born with has been destroyed by drugs and God only knows what else.

Ron
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Ron

Author: Dave
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Dave say’s,

And don’t forget….Jerry Brown. I guess he figures into the equation somewhere.

John Dow
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John Dow

So his factoid came from the same source as almost every “statistic” the anti-gunners use – his derriere.

Jim
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Jim

Fuck him..an idiot..come in. married that stupid bitch..and is quoting statistics?? Does he not know most, 65%, are made up?

Dave
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Dave

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… Read more »

goatmoag
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goatmoag

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… Read more »

Jack Mac
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Jack Mac

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… Read more »

Hubcap
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Hubcap

What the hell are you talking about?

Clifffalling
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Clifffalling

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.

Roger
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Roger

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.

grizzman1
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grizzman1

He’s a milk-sop!
Totally IGNORANT!

Scotty Gunn
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Scotty Gunn

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.

Jacob Maczuga
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Jacob Maczuga

Why ever listen to a moron who MARRIED Roseann?

Carlo
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Carlo

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.

Mitchell Bertone
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Mitchell Bertone

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.

Markr
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Markr

Hollywankers and wanna be’s , enough said

Larry Royer
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Larry Royer

Save America Spay and Neuter Liberals

Chuckbone56
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Chuckbone56

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.

Dale
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Dale

Now there is an OXY-MORON, celebrities and smart. Tom Arnold is a DUMB ASS!!

rich z
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rich z

Most of HOLLYWOOD lives in fantasy land anyway ,What else would you aspect.

hippybiker
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hippybiker

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

Missouri Born
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Missouri Born

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.

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

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

Ron
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Ron

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.

Ruger Dude
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Ruger Dude

Maybe 80% of his family should shoot him!!!

Hubcap
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Hubcap

The fact is they don’t care about the truth.

Carlo
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Carlo

As Jack Nicholson said “You want the truth, you can’t handle the truth.” Yes I am referring to the libtards and not you.

Jerry
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Jerry

Is there someone out there who actually thought tom arnold was smarter than a fifth grader?

john
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john

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.

Rich
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Rich

Did you used to have a really large family or do you keep shooting the same ones over and over?

Mark
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Mark

I am dead now but rolling on the ground laughing……….he shot me too

Tom
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Tom

The guy is an asshole. He married Roseanne didn’t he?

ras
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ras

Yeah, a stupid asshole.