April 23, 2015 by Chris Kite
Once again, the NRA is trying to lie about the facts. Gun deaths and injuries would seem to be a simple fact. Just count them up and you’ve got a total. Compare to previous history and you’ve got a trend.
Only the NRA and its mouthpieces decided to compare the current number of deaths to the worst year on record and come to the conclusion that there are less gun deaths. Compared to 1993, that is true. But the trend is also clear. Gun deaths peaked at 37,000+ in 1993. But since 2000 they have started to rise again. The deaths per capita is actually stable, but in any other industry, that would be considered a failure. Auto deaths? Hospital deaths? Children dying from toys? So 32,163 gun deaths in 2011 after 28,663 in 2000 sure seems like a bad trend to me.
The NRA doesn’t want doctors to exercise their first amendment rights. It appears the NRA and gun nuts are all for the constitution as long as it applies to their warped interpretation of the second amendment.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
But please don’t tell us about the damage guns do. That would be bad for business!