Monday, October 13, 2014

It must hurt when someone sticks a finger in your eye

(Via Frugal Squirrels)

It seems that Everymom for Bloomberg's Safety (or whatever they're going by this week)  has once again botched their numbers when discussing crime statistics.  Work from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that 92% of mass shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones, rather than the 14% they cite.

92%.  For a practical purposes, that may as well be all of them.  And while correlation does not always imply causation,  it's just got to make you wonder if there is something behind those numbers.

It does explain why more and more folks I know are simply quietly carrying in places where they technically (legally in many cases as well) aren't supposed to.  The old saying "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6" is ringing too loudly in their ears to be ignored, just like the gunfire in all those "gun-free zones".

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