Gun Control / Booze Control / Hypocrites by Merwin
Statistical comparison of 2003's injury and deaths with drunk driving and guns.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are about 43,000 people killed in fatal car accidents each year in the United States. Roughly, 40 percent of the fatal crashes are alcohol-related. In addition to fatal accidents, about 2.9 million people are injured each year.
In 2003 alone, 30,136 Americans died by gunfire: 16,907 in firearm suicides, 11,920 in firearm homicides, 730 in unintentional shootings, and 232 in firearm deaths of unknown intent, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Nearly three times that number are treated in emergency rooms each year for nonfatal firearm injuries.
16,907 in firearm suicides,
11,920 in firearm homicides,
Of these deaths by firearms... I estimate the majority (if not all) to be alcohol/drug related.
When compared with the amount of deaths AND injuries for the year 2003, for our nations highways 43,000 / 2.9 million, with 40% of those attributed to booze... why is the liberal community so hot to trot to take our guns?
The position that it is about saving lives is nonsense.
If it were about saving lives and the quality of life, then where is their push to stop those who are driving while intoxicated?
I suggest that the most outspoken segment of the liberal community... Hollywood (and that industry in general), is supported in a major way by the commercial interests that manufacture booze. And, I believe it is fair to mention there is a goodly amount of their numbers that get arrested for DUI's.
So where is their self-righteous soap-box credibility in relation to the numbers above..? Their credibility is non-existent in my eyes... they are hypocrites that strain at a gnat and swallow a camel... by the keg!
The guns are a big issue for hollywood (small 'h' intentional) for they... the outspoken anti-gun lobbyists from the entertainment industry, are the front men/women for those concerns that are trying to subjugate our masses under socialism in the extreme sense.
I see little that is sinister with socialism in moderation. Socialism in the totalitarian vein however, is heinous.
Hollywood is populated with high profile puppets who are marching according to their strings that are pulled. Talking heads that mimic the rhetoric provided to them by their movers, shakers and policy makers.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) ... ; The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Hollywood is lying to the masses (you and I). They care little about saving lives when they speak out against guns. For it would be much more of a life saver for them to speak out against booze commercials on TV, but then, where would they get their paycheck..?