U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Child gun deaths lower in states with stricter gun laws,” ABC News claims in a Wednesday “report” on a new “study” rehashing old deceptions. Yet another pediatrician is making the preposterous claim that citizen disarmament edicts, specifically so-called “universal background checks,” will save young lives.
Playing fast and loose with talking point terminology is evident right out of the starting gate, with the headline and the assertion that “More than 10 children die from firearms every day, and another 50 are injured by firearms daily.” Unless those firearms are self-animated and have wills of their own, intentionally leaving out the human actor is a deliberate deception.
This time out the “researchers” are judging the U.S. against “high-income countries,” a term fabricated for a purpose. Obama called them “advanced countries.” Some years back they were using the equally meaningless “highly developed countries” swindle until it was made obvious they were cherry-picking nations and deliberately leaving out some that had higher GDPs, economic complexities and literacy rates in order to “make their case.”
They also conveniently ignore countries with much stricter “gun laws” that have higher murder rates and numbers. The distinction is important because the headline says “deaths” are “lower” in more restrictive states, while the “study” synopsis says they have a “lower rate.” That means a high-population state can have plenty more murders than a low-population state yet claim a much lower rate, as any typical weekend in Chicago will demonstrate.
Note wherever you look, the vast majority of homicides committed with firearms take place in Democrat-controlled urban areas. If you take those out of the equation, the fact that it’s not the guns will be so obvious even a “progressive” pediatrician could see it – if she wanted to.
Speaking of which, of the “21,000 children” they say “died from guns” [!] we find “There were 14,583 deaths for 18-21-year-olds…”
Good grief, we’re talking gang-bangers here. At least that puts to the lie any notion that “background checks” will be “universal.” We’re also talking legal adults, pediatrics childcare admissions criteria notwithstanding. We’re talking people old enough to vote, to marry, to serve in the military and on many police forces.
Bring the age down to 16 and we’re talking a whole new population of Democrat voters if Nancy Pelosi gets her way. And we know how they’re being manipulated by the older prohibitionists to vote away their birthrights.
“[T]his is a nonpartisan issue for us,” gun-grabbing pediatrician du jour Monika Goyal disingenuously claims, deliberately omitting the fact that it’s a huge issue for the Democrats. “This is not a political debate for us. We’re trying to figure out how to keep kids safe.”
Finally, there’s a point on which we can agree. Ultimately, it’s not a political debate for gun owners who will not disarm regardless of whatever evil and foolish edicts the monopoly of violence cultists enact. That's because we know the best way to ensure the security of a free state and keep everyone safe hinges on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.