Show & Tell

From Linoge we have a valuable Look-and-Learn tool, a graphic Teachable Moment for the unaware, and since there are none so blind as those who will not see, as GeekWitha.45 says, “A stake driven through the heart of that particular falsity.

A few days ago, I demonstrated that the hypothesis of “more guns equal more deaths” is false, according to numbers accumulated by the CDC and BATFE. However, at the time, I presented that information in a text-heavy, long-winded post, and realized a short, sweet, simple summary might be appreciated by some folks (especially when attempting to use that information against hoplophobes and other anti-rights advocates).

As such, I would like to present you with this handy-dandy graph:

Read the rest:
The numbers come from:
The “American Population” and “Number of Firearm-Related Deaths” information came from WISQARS – from the Center for Disease Control‘s “Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System.” So there.


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3 thoughts on “Show & Tell

  1. Thanks for the linkage, DirtCrashr! Just so you know, I went ahead and updated the graph to show the rate of firearm ownership per 10,000 people, as well as the number of “shall-issue” states. At this point, the graph is pretty much as complicated as it can get without being hard to understand, though, so that is probably it :).

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