05 October 2017

Honesty

Alternate headline: “Statistician obviously never wants a job in media again...”

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"By the time we published our project, I didn’t believe in many of the interventions I’d heard politicians tout.

I was still anti-gun, at least from the point of view of most gun owners, and I don’t want a gun in my home, as I think the risk outweighs the benefits.

But I can’t endorse policies whose only selling point is that gun owners hate them."
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RELATED: Who really believes...

...if you take legal guns away from law-abiding citizens, there will be no more crazy people, no more criminals...insert alt text here
"Actually, the CBC's total cost figure of $2 billion for the entire gun registry "file" amounts to about $685,000 per day, which means they spent the entire initially estimated budget of $2 million, again according to the CBC, every three days, for eight years straight."
Let's remember that "only 0.00555% of Canada's two million licensed gun owners used their firearm to kill someone."

Well, obviously we have to take these engines of death out of the hands of private citiz... wait a minute...
In 2015, the number of motor vehicle fatalities in Canada was 1,858, with 10,280 serious injuries.
Assuming, as with stats in the U.S., that half of these "killings" were actually suicides... you are 30 times more likely to be killed in your car on your daily commute than by a legal firearms owner.

Let the lawsuits against the Big Three automakers commence.

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MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH:
- TORONTO - One person has been pronounced dead after a shooting at Islington Avenue and Dixon Road area shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
Not to be confused with yesterday's incident...
Just after 1 p.m., Toronto police said they responded to a call for three to four gunshots fired in the Eglinton Ave. E., and Brimley Rd. area., said Toronto police spokesperson Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.

One male was transported to hospital with serious gunshot wounds.
More good news for "the community"...
"A man who spent more than a decade behind bars for a 2004 drive-by shooting is now free after charges against him were stayed on Thursday. Jason Wisdom had been convicted of murder, attempted murder and murder to benefit a criminal organization."
Yippee!!!


4 comments:

Bill Haack said...

Your analysis is silly. If you are going to compare car deaths with gun deaths you must also consider car benefits against gun benefits.

The economy comes to a standstill without motor vehicles, not so with guns.

I am agnostic on the whole gun debate. But can we please look at this rationally.

Neo Conservative said...

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read slower, bill... what this is actually about is whether you're willing to let the government impinge on your choices and freedom.

if you outlaw legal ownership of firearms, what's next? sorry, no more motorcycles, or skydiving... or drinking beer.

you get that, right?

logically, if you wanna save lives, you outlaw alcohol and tobacco... would you vote for that?

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Neo Conservative said...

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ps... here's another truth about gun fatalities that no one wants
to touch with someone elses ten foot pole...

"Frankly, America should carve that “10,000” number onto
the Liberty Bell. Less than 2% of our population commits
more than half of all American gun murders
. Thus, a
very small percent of the US population commits most
gun homicides."


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Bill Elder said...

Just picking a few nits here Neo, but hasn't Alcohol and drug prohibition been tried and failed --- but of course it will work with guns.....particularly as crime escallates....no one would want a backmarket gun to defend themselves now would they....even seeing how 911 works so awfully well for rural folks.