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Infographic: Gun Facts You Need To Know!

Hits: 7236 | Rating: (1.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: 5Cats
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whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3350 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 5:07:41 PM
"You're "10X more likely to die in a car crash" but you take 100X MORE car rides than airplane rides... making airplanes 10X more "dangerous"... or cars 10X safer..."

I'm going to agree on that, sort of, only because I can't find any statistics on this, but...

What about commercial airline pilots and flight attendants? I'd like to know the numbers about whether they're more likely to die in a car accident or a plane crash given the amount of time & miles traveled. I can't seem to find anything about that anywhere, the only search results I get are long winded documents on aviation safety and there's no way in hell I'm sifting through all that sh*t!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 4:45:04 PM
just like statistically you're more likely to be killed in a car accident than a plane crash...

@WhoDat: This is true for overall numbers AND "miles traveled".
BUT!
If you count it by "trips taken" then the stats are completely reversed! Think about it: You're "10X more likely to die in a car crash" but you take 100X MORE car rides than airplane rides... making airplanes 10X more "dangerous"... or cars 10X safer...
(The actual number's more like 200X more often but you get the idea and I'm not looking it up...)

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 4:39:45 PM
@lauriloo: Nice links!

These Charts Were linked by your link. It's "pre-Newton" but shows that MOST Americans do NOT favor various forms of "gun bans".

idk about your "Uncomfortable Numbers" link's accuracy. Some of it is just "number mumbo jumbo" which sounds impressive but means... nothing.
Some may have been true in the statistical years they provide, but since Obama's election:
- guns sales are UP
- first time gun buyers are UP
- Women make up the biggest part of "first time buyers".
That's over the past 5 years (give or take) and shows NO sign of slowing.

I take this opportunity to point out that:
"The Evil NRA" has apx 4 million members,
There's apx 100 million gun owners in the USA.


whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3350 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 3:37:57 PM
@HolyGod

"Statistically you are more likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark. Which one are you more scared of?"

Agreed, and I try to remind myself of that kind of sh*t every day but it's not easy. It's human nature though, just like statistically you're more likely to be killed in a car accident than a plane crash but there are a hell of a lot of people who drive every day that are too scared to fly.

That's why the news covers shootings the way they do and politicians say sh*t like they do. Like when Obama said, "I know I'll hug my kids a little longer tonight" after the Sandy Hook shooting. It tugs at people's heartstrings and then they start thinking irrationally. That kind of sh*t has to stop.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 3:21:07 PM
whodat6484

"you have to go off of statistics, not emotions"

I'm with you. I get it. You are right of course.

Sometimes it is just hard to align emotion with statistics. Statistically you are more likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark. Which one are you more scared of?

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3350 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 3:03:10 PM
"I mean if I decided I was going to go to a mall and kill as many people as possible I would certainly choose a rifle over a hand gun, wouldn't you?"

Like turdburglar said, you have to go off of statistics, not emotions, and certainly not throw in a hypothetical situation like you just did.

I'm sure I know more than the average person about firearms because 8 solid years of my life revolved around weapons & tactics. Just like "there's the right tool for the job" there's the right weapon. To answer your question, in a close quarters situation, like running around inside a mall I'd take a handgun or a shotgun over a rifle any day. With the handgun you have more freedom to move, less time to swing from target to target, and it's lighter so you can carry more ammo, which is what really counts. If I'm going to perch myself on a roof and start taking people out indiscriminately then I'll take a rifle.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:52:57 PM
turdburgalar

"does it make sense to legislate based on emotion over statistics?"

I think people want to legislate based on what they can picture happening to them. I can read about a man shooting his wife and her lover or a drug dealer killing another drug dealer. I know in my head that most murders are those kinds of situations. However I don't ever picture myself in those situations or views those as a risk to me.

However I saw the dark knight opening night and have a son in 1st grade. So what situation do you think keeps me up at night? Which situations do you think I can picture myself in?

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3059 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:45:58 PM

HG - I get your point about mass killers being scary, but does it make sense to legislate based on emotion over statistics?

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:40:01 PM
whodat6484

"In the last 62 "mass shootings" where 5 or more people were killed semi-automatic handguns were used in 41 of those shootings"

I used the word "indiscriminate". A man that kills his wife and 4 children or a rival drug dealer who goes to a distribution location and kills 6 workers would fall under your category of mass murder, but they certainly aren't indiscriminate.

I don't have a stat to back up what I said, so I apologize. I should have said was "The thing that scares people is indiscriminate mass murder and that is almost always a rifle in most people's mind."

I mean if I decided I was going to go to a mall and kill as many people as possible I would certainly choose a rifle over a hand gun, wouldn't you?

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3350 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:25:29 PM
"The thing that scares people is indiscriminate mass murder and that is almost always a rifle. So of course people go after what scares them."

@HolyGod - Well, if that was true then I would understand going after rifles but that's not the case. In the last 62 "mass shootings" where 5 or more people were killed semi-automatic handguns were used in 41 of those shootings, 12 shootings with a shotgun or hunting rifle, and 9 shootings with semi-auto "military style" rifles. So no, rifles aren't almost always used.

Top 10 Myths About Mass Shootings

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MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3687 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:24:29 PM
Corydoras87-"I doubt that more than 90% of americans own a rifle"

Well, seeing as only 45% own firearms, that"s safe bet.

Corydoras87-"most only own handguns"

In that you would be incorrect. The last number I can find are that MOST (44%) own both handguns and long guns, the NEXT MOST (36%) own Long guns only and the LEAST (20%) own handguns only.

Now, granted 'Long Guns' DOES include rifles & shotguns, but I feel pretty confident that the rifles outnumber the shotguns.

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1804 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:13:03 PM
"So they argue that 90% of people own guns (all kind of guns) yet only "such a small percentage" are killed by rifles...

No, Gallup poll says 1 out of 3 Americans personally owns a gun, 46% of men and 23% of women. 47% reports a gun in their home in general, mostly Republican households. The General Social Survey (GSS) says it's more like 33% households own a gun(s).

link

I read here that 20% of Americans own 65% of the guns.

So, American has a few, very scary people.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3059 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:13:01 PM

That doesn't scare most people. It doesn't scare me. I don't do anything that would cause someone to want to kill me (f.uck another man's wife, steal from my business partner, etc).

The thing that scares people is indiscriminate mass murder and that is almost always a rifle. So of course people go after what scares them.



Statistics would show your statement to be way, way, way, wrong. I completely see your point. But I don't think it makes sense to legislate based on emotions over statistics.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:06:10 PM
whodat6484

"ignoring the fact that handguns are used to commit murder WAY MORE than rifles."

Would you not agree that MOST gun murder is a specific person killing a specific person for a specific reason?

That doesn't scare most people. It doesn't scare me. I don't do anything that would cause someone to want to kill me (f.uck another man's wife, steal from my business partner, etc).

The thing that scares people is indiscriminate mass murder and that is almost always a rifle. So of course people go after what scares them.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:03:44 PM
Interesting how one of the facts omitted is that most Americans DON'T own any guns at all.

@lauriloo: Another possible point I shall look up later (unless others beat me to it). It depends on if you're talking about ALL Americans (including children) or all adults, or all who are eligible to legally own one.
Those last two numbers are probably very close...

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:01:24 PM
How often we going to beat this dead horse?

How often are we going to have the EXACT same debate over the EXACT same statistics? Oh but this one is an INFOGRAPHIC! Well post it then.

Let's see the formula.

Take a severely biased post by a sevrely biased person.
Add in a majority of people on the site who are going to argue against it.
Get lots of page views.
Raise advertising rates.
Profit.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:01:23 PM
@davymid: I bow to your "5Cats-Fu" >^.,^<

It's like Kung-Fu or Google-Fu, but... you know!

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3350 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:01:09 PM
@turdburglar - You're 100% correct about handguns. They're left out because they're not as scary looking as "military style assault weapons." But these a$$holes still go after the rifles ignoring the fact that handguns are used to commit murder WAY MORE than rifles.



5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 2:00:12 PM
Currently: The ONLY States I know of that are passing "gun laws" are ones that are firmly Democrat, like Colorado.

The Federals? Obama (President) and Biden (Vice-President) and ALL the Democrats have vowed to pass "gun laws".

Yes, it's true, some Repubs are jumping on the bandwagon too, BUT!
There's also Democrats who've dared to say "those proposed laws are..." stupid, useless, expensive, counter productive, unconstitutional & etc.
But THEY don't get ANY MSM coverage now do they?

So YES! I KNOW! It's not just "one side or the other" obviously.

On the other hand, with the char limits and all, being "politically correct" about it EVERY SINGLE TIME would take pages of titles and pages of descriptions! Not "one line" eh?

Plus, even whem I'm extra polite? They 'IAB Liberal Brigade' STILL whines at me... there's no pleasing some people, so why bother?

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:59:00 PM
"blunt objects"

Wow. Pretty big category. Clubs, hammers, crowbars, rocks, baseball bats, sticks, pipes, picture frames, bricks.... So we have a category for EVERY single object that someone picks up and hits someone with vs a specific category (rifles) of a specific category (guns).

"Fists"

NO. Wrong. The category is "Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)", etc. So strangling someone or shaking a baby would be included NOT just "fists". Also includes pushing, so pushing peopel into traffic or off a cliff.

"Knives"

NO. Wrong again. The category is "Knives or cutting instruments" so that includes axes, swords, machetes, scalpels, etc.




HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4469 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:57:54 PM
"However, The us doesn't even crack the top 25 in gun murder rate"

Look at all those third world countries we have less gun violence than. We should be very proud.

"In life and death situations civilians use guns to defend themselves more than 77% of the time"

... almost always using hand guns which nobody is trying to take away.


davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11784 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:56:45 PM
vv I'm not saying I can tell 100% of the time every submission by 5Cats. I'm saying I can tell 100% of the time that this particular post or that particular post is a 5Cats submission. Never been wrong yet.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:54:40 PM
@Corydoras: See? Now THAT is a valid point! I'll have to look into that later as right now I gotta take a bath...

*sniff sniff*

Oh yeah! Definitely overdue...
Ok, no more procrastination...
Here I go...

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3350 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:53:39 PM
@5Cats - Yeah, turdburglar is right, when you start a thread about guns by saying "So simple, even a Democrat can understand it" your argument loses all credibility. Remember, I'm pro-gun, and I hate when people immediately start attacking one party. In the words of a NYHC band called Sick of it All, "Don't be a prick in the roses, no one's impressed with your lack of respect. We're all black sheep and we know it, so don't f*ck it up for the rest!"

It's Democrat vs Republican, Liberal vs Conservative, or any of that sh*t. It's Pro-Gun vs Anti-Gun, I don't identify with either party or with liberals/conservatives, I focus on each issue separately, I don't subscribe to any one "party platform" you could say. I know plenty of registered Democrats who are pro-gun just as I know Republicans who are anti-gun. So please, stop d

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22096 Posts
Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:52:17 PM
@davymid:

My last 3 posts: (not counting this one...)

Happy Plane
How To Stop Cats
9 Killed In India
BOOBIES! Tits! Yayas!

You claiming you're 5/5??

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