Monday, April 13, 2015

NRA Myths Busted & Gun crazy convention goers were sitting targets for armed attackers (yet nothing happened).

It appears our fanatical gun drooling concealed carry bots don't even trust their fellow armed and obsessed "law abiding citizens:"
The National Rifle Association will hold its annual convention April 10-12 in Nashville. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know:  "16 acres of guns," according to an ad for the event; All guns on the convention floor will be nonoperational, with the firing pins removed, and any guns purchased during the NRA convention will have to be picked up at a Federal Firearms License dealer…
Media Matter's hit the nail on the head by throwing the NRA's own talking points back at them. Funny, gun hobbyists have not yet responded to this obvious hypocrisy:
NRA To Host "Marquee" Event In A "Gun-Free Zone" After Describing Such Places As Advertisements For An "Insane Killer" - NRA's Wayne LaPierre Recently Fear-mongered About Terror Attack On Gun-Free Mall.
At the same time, new research is backing up what has been painfully obvious to many of us; guns kill people, and don't make us safer. What a revelation...from MotherJones:
New Harvard Research Debunks the NRA's Favorite Talking Points: 
Anyone familiar with the gun debate has heard the talking points of the National Rifle Association and other gun rights advocates: "Carrying a gun for self-defense makes you safer." Or: "If only more ordinary citizens were armed, they could stop mass shootings" ... these arguments don't stand up to scrutiny. After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, commented on another long-running assertion from the gun lobby: "There is no evidence that having more guns reduces crime," he told the New York Times.
Here's a little background, and a graph showing some of their findings:
Hemenway says that some in the media have continued to treat such assertions as legitimate points of debate. That leaves the public thinking, "Okay, so there's disagreement on this," he says … so he set about surveying a wide range of experts on guns. The Harvard team has completed nine surveys so far, with about 100 researchers responding to each: They show that a clear majority of experts do not buy the NRA's arguments (see the growing dataset here). 


Anonymous said...

You still haven't figured out the whole sandy hook hoax yet? Not surprising.

In my well armed neighborhood, the violent crime rate is zero. Perhaps you should take a trip to the south side of chicago, one of the largest gun control areas in the country, and tell me how safe you feel.

If guns jump out of the closet and kill people, then the forks jump out of the drawer and make people fat.

Perhaps you would feel safer in Honduras where only criminals are armed.

Anonymous said...

Sandy Hook hoax? Tell that to the parents who found out their child was shredded by bullets from an AR-15 that day. Your lack of empathy is what is wrong in America and barely separates you from the young man who shot the children at Sandy Hook.

Anonymous said...

Is that the same AR-15 the police found in the trunk of the car AFTER the incident was over? Which parents exactly? The FEMA crisis actors that have been exposed.


Anonymous said...

I have no words to describe your comments. There was no hoax. Kids died. Adults died trying to protect kids at Sandy Hook. Adam Lanza's Mother is dead. This is no hoax. It is the work of a mentally unstable young man whose Mother was obsessed with guns, and whose judgement was not sound regarding her son. You can claim hoax all you want but the tombstones remain.

Anonymous said...

Really? Where are the autopsy photos? Why were the trauma helicopters never dispatched?

It really is easier to lie to people than to tell them that they have been lied to. You idiots are in for a super rude awakening.