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Sins of Omission

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On December 14, 2012 a mentally unstable young man walked into a Connecticut elementary school and opened fire on students and faculty.  The horrific act left 26 people dead, including 20 children.  As would be expected following such a heart breaking ordeal there has been a lot of talk about increased gun control.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has reintroduced an expired “assault” weapons ban in the Senate, British CNN host Piers Morgan has made it his full-time job educating Americans on the dangers of firearms, and left-leaning filmmaker Michael Moore has pleaded with “frightened,” gun-loving Americans to resolve their “race” problems.

But there has been a glaring omission from the side dominated in the mainstream media, Hollywood, and liberal politicians.   In the midst of all the statistics being thrown at anyone who will watch or listen, including crime stats in both the US and abroad, there is a set of statistical data that is being completely ignored.

This video on YouTube was published at the end of December and puts this set of statistical data in its rightful and proper place in the gun control debate.

Why is it being omitted from the noisy arguments bombarding the public through the public airwaves?  You’ll get a better idea once you’ve watched this video.  You may also begin to understand why so many Americans no longer trust our major news outlets for their news and information.

 

It’s unfortunate that the Free Press appears to be ignoring key facts in a debate of this magnitude that debunk the emotional arguments surrounding gun control.  It’s even more unfortunate how the Free Press has become a propaganda arm to government rather than the watch dog it was meant to be under the first amendment.

In case you want to review the statistical data for yourself here are citations for those resources:

FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 1

FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 16

FBI Uniform Crime Reports Table 8

Crimes Detected in England and Wales 2011/2012

 

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Written by DCL

January 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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