Gun Control Stats: America’s Tragic Trend

Because the classic book, How to lie with statistics by Darrell Huff, teaches us the tricks, it is best to take a look at the quantitative analysis of numbers and from them make our own deductions.  The first graph shown here tells a story we might not realize is a reality in American neighborhoods.  There are more gun shops in America than supermarkets.  Wow! Somebody cares more about shooting than eating.  The second one is just as alarming. Every time there is a mass shooting gun sales go up.  Woe! It benefits somebody when there are mass shootings!  Finally, the third one has the stats for the number of guns reported stolen.  It’s preoccupying how the greater the number of guns on the streets, the higher the number reported stolen.  I’m just saying: there is Food for Thought with these numbers.  It’s very honorable to value the rights of people to arm themselves.  However, I understand that there is no gun big enough to protect us from tyranny nowadays.  In the old day of muskets and gunpowder, we could get together and form a guerilla against the oppressors.  But we need much bigger guns than regular assault weapons and machine guns, given the advance in weapon technologies these days. Besides, the real and only chance we may have at being free from the oppressing powers that be is to KNOW and to SPEAK. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!


So now, we are living in the old Wild, Wild West at He Haw Junction! Still!  Anyone with the right amount of dollars and a fake or valid ID, whether citizen or not, can get an assault rifle or two with plenty of ammunition with the intent to break into any personal individual’s house, any church or school, any public or private domain for whatever reason. As a matter of fact, these bandits’ rights to arm themselves with the purpose of slashing the right to life kill with impunity and are above the RIGHT TO LIFE of an individual. Arms void the Right to Life! No other Right is greater.

Mass shootings occur in the US more than once daily without previous warning of time, place, or victim. The perpetrators’ motivation  may be to have fun and actually live  the images in their heads acquired throughout their lives by means of the media’s prolific choices including news, film, and video games.  Perhaps they are society’s failure to educate with compassion and instill human values. Perhaps the assassins are bandits aiming to take away an INDIVIDUAL’s freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom to think in own way. Perhaps they are politically affiliated with the populist fascists of America and the EU, including Russia, or any Drug Cartel;  and unless the INDIVIDUAL is readily armed and able to respond to fire with even greater fire without previous warning, or time to get ready for battle, there will be NO JUSTICE.  Human loss of life and impunity upon the bandits will be bestowed to the exclusion of the INDIVIDUAL’s RIGHTS to LIFE, FREEDOM AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

Yes, the Constitution has an Amendment allowing INDIVIDUALS to arm themselves against the State.  I guess we should also allow grenades, and other explosives, tanks, fighter jets, or DIY kits (homemade molotovs); the internet provides ease of information with directions on how to acquire and even assemble arms and explosives. With all the arsenal individual people can store in their place of residence,  they may be able to defend their individual rights as human beings.

Wait a minute.  I thought that individual safety and security was guaranteed! Is it true that in a democratic society, where the government is for the people by the people and there is Rule of Law, the government shall create bodies of authority or law enforcement whose goal is to PROTECT the RIGHTS of individuals against bandits who lawlessly abolish those Rights given by the Magna Carta and ratified and expanded in the Constitution?  Whereas, there are also International Laws and Organizations safeguarding Human Rights of individuals where they reside at any given time.

In America, today, people need to arm themselves at home, in their place of worship, in public institutions, on the streets, and at work. They need to be ready to protect their individual HUMAN RIGHTS against armed individual bandits who threaten the right to LIFE of others.  However, we are allowed and encouraged to be armed against tyranny and anarchy.   The sale of arms has risen constantly with every new assault as more and more people take it upon themselves to protect their lives.

Since our HUMAN RIGHTS are not able to be protected by law enforcement agencies unless we have one assigned per person, if we are not armed and ready at any given time anywhere in the US to protect our lives against armed foe of any kind, the government can not guarantee the people’s right to life and liberty.  That is anarchy!

This article honors the memory of a Human Rights activist who saw the big picture in her time, Sojourner Truth.  When we as individuals speak out for the betterment of humanity, we are Sojourner  Truth. I am Sojourner Truth! She was a teacher to us whose voice is as loud and clear as ever. #neveragain

who's in chage

“Shut up and …….!”

How many words can you think of to complete the refrain, ‘shut up and …,’  BTW the free Dictionary says that a refrain is a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, at the end of each stanza; chorus.

Many Americans have learned to connect this phrase with intolerance, disrespect, rudeness, bigotry, or misanthropy.  Used by a top-pay journalist during a prime time show on Fox, it reflects and promotes the supremacist mentality of telling others ‘you’re not smart enough to have an opinion.’  In her diatribe against public opinion, Ms. Ingraham has met the standard for those who use the refrain to overpower others.  Watch how she starts out with a “dumb jock” satirical remark.  The men who play professional sports according to this remark are not smart enough to think for themselves on political matters.  Most likely, she thinks the same of everyone else except people like herself. journalism

Instead of trying to figure out ways of coming together to make America better, it seems that Fox News resorts to making commentaries of the sort against citizens’ rights so that they don’t have to pay real journalist for real news.  Isn’t it a first amendment right to say what you think? My advise to Ms. Ingraham is to get a real job and learn some  people skills.  We know Lebron is a formidable and skilled athlete.  Seems like she’s where she’s at for satirical empty babbling inspired by hate, but it’s likely that she didn’t come up with the idea herself.   To feed their conservative right agenda at the lowest possible cost, would-be journalists turned repeaters of what others say make a million dollar gain on pushing hate.  Why, media mogul owner of Fox, Murdoch et al, is not honest enough to operate a news reporting outlet in good ole Britain, but he is in the U.S.

Seems to me, Ms. Ingraham has been playing the game of subverting America all along.  Please journalists, be responsible and step up your game, work for a living, go out and get the story that will make a difference, contribute to build-up instead of tearing down people and their first amendment rights. That’s how you can help to make America better. Step up your game!