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Wisdom of Barnyard Bruke: Gun Statistics, Enterestin' Observations

Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of "The Quill".

I'm a a hope'n this column finds your week go'n well thus far.

There has been a lot of information and news put out about guns of late. Look'n into some gun death statistics the follow'n information came up which can cause a feller to ask "why focus on guns?" Lets revisit the truth about gun deaths:

There are 30,000 deaths per year by firearms, and this is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.0000925 of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All four of these cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of the law that is the root cause.

This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation, or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some states have much higher rates than others, For example, California had 1,169 and Alabama had 1.

Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California, or course, but understand, it is not the guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime robbery, death, rape, assault all is done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That's why they are criminals.

But what about other deaths each year?

Now it gets good:

So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why focus on guns? It's pretty simple: taking away guns gives control to governments.

The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the 2nd amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power."

A gun is like a parachute. If'n ya need one, and don't have one, ya will probably never need one again!

Well there ya have it, some enterest'n stats you won't read in the "liberal" press.

Enterest'n Observations.

More enterest'n observations follow:

I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble but, shouldn't that be an even number?

Well, there ya have it then- some enterest'n thoughts to ponder on fer a spell. I reckon the boys will dwell on em over a cup of coffee or two.

Have a good rest of the week. Hope'n ta see ya in church this weekend, if not before.

Remember, wherever ya are, whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"

Keep on Smile'n

Count yer many Blessings

Catch ya later,

Barnyard Bruke