Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Cold, Hard Stats Show 'Muricans More Likely To Be Killed By Armed Toddlers Than Jihadis
Statistics can be a real bitch, especially when they destroy fake news claims and even claims issuing from Trump's Twitter account. Much of the huff and puff over the past few months has been driven by the anti-Muslim hysteria that "radical jihadis" are on the loose and "radicalized" Isis youth and others are slaughtering an unheard of number of patriotic Americans each year.. But the cold, hard numbers tell a different story - though to a reality-challenged person who likely believes in Pizzagate or that Sandy Hook was a "false flag" - they may not mean much. As the recent TIME essay put it (issue on 'Person of the Year') the recent election showed a triumph of "anecdote over analysis" in respect of American brain power.
But looking at the above stats one sees that in fact Islamic immigrant terrorists have killed only 2 per year on average, while ALL Islamic terrorists (including radicalized U.S. citizens) have killed a total of 9 each year on average. Meanwhile, "armed toddlers" (i.e. who got hold of daddy's Glock hidden in a closet drawer) killed an average of 21 per year or more than 10 times that of jihadi immigrants and more than double that of those killed by all Islamic terrorists.
But this should not be surprising because nearly a year ago I pointed out in several posts that the total number of ordinary citizens killed by Islamic terrorists was hundreds of times less than those killed by fellow citizens who got enraged (as in road rage incidents) and had weapons at the ready. They were ready to shoot first and ask questions later.
The stats to do with armed toddlers are no joke, as I also pointed out. The reasons are inherent in the nature of gun ownership as well as the cavalier attitude too many gun owners take to securing their weapons. The truth is that most shootings are NOT ideological, terror-based or random acts but rather domestic (in people's homes) - either suicides or one spouse (usually male) killing the other after a fiery argument. This I why we behold the astounding stat of 11,737 on average killed each year by "other Americans". Is this a manifestation of "freedom"? If so it's the most perverse example of freedom one can imagine - one which depends on the ability to kill another at will - often out of pique or after an argument. (Which may be tied to the fact 1 in 6 Americans are now using psych meds, as reported in the NY Times.)
Assaying all mass shootings between 2009 and 2015, the Huffington Post found that 70 percent occurred in the home. Of these, 57 percent involved a family member or current or former intimate partner. 81 percent of the victims were women and children. These killings were not done by 'crazies' or Islamic terrorists but usually normal people who simply lost it in the midst of a heated argument and reached for the weapon nearest and dearest - a gun. In the case of armed toddlers, they became so because they were curious and found out where daddy stored his, retrieved it then - most often - pointed it at someone in the house - or in the backyard.
Anyone who now tells you to focus on terror and Islamic terrorists to the exclusion of gun regulation is trying to mind fuck you. If they present plans to vet terrorists but not to prevent terrorists from buying lethal weapons - like the AR -15- they are talking bollocks, pure and simple.