Gun Control: The TL;DR For The Ignorant and Illiterate


For those with reading comprehension skills, the post and comments are here: Orlando Shooting and the Tautology Of Gun Controls and Bans. A follow-on, here: Gersh Kuntzman Is Getting Everything He Deserves.

The problem really and absolutely is this: leftists don’t read and integrate, even if they could. They operate in service of The Narrative and as solipsists in general—with Dunning-Kruger specific cases that abound—in their struggle to get beyond anything more advanced, or integrated—or fully and honestly accounted for as facts-for-adults than your typical bedtime story for the consumption of 5-year-old girls too scared to just Shut The Fuck Up and Go To Sleep—just, simply, never get there. …To that point of Enlightenment. Because that’s even more scary for them.

What’s the absolute worst is that even humans with male genitalia seem to love to play this scared-5-year-old girl-at-bedtime role, as much as anyone does, because it seems to be popular amongst those who are primarily concerned with how other perceive them. Well, at least they’re channeling teenage girl life. Progress?

Who has the most guns?

America does: 113 guns for every 100 people in the country. It’s about 357 million guns for 312 million people. More than 1 gun per resident. One. Fuck. Of. A. Lot. Of. Guns. That. We. Love.

Serbia is next, with 3/4 of a gun per person.

Who has the most all-cause murder?

That would be Honduras, with its 6 guns per 100 people, at 85 murders per 100,000 people.

The United States, with its 113 guns per 100 people ranks 124 out of 218 nations, with 5 murders per 100,000 people. When ignorant people stupidly quibble about drug wars and civil wars, remind them we’re 124 of 218 and at last count, there were far less than 123 civil wars going on—not to mention that a civil war that only kills 5 per 100,000 people fails at definition (but leftists love to show how stupid they get to be).

Who is safest living in a city?

That would be those of Plano, TX, a place where gun ownership is off the charts, at several guns per citizen. It dwarfs the national average. They’re people like me. One person who owns, at times, 3-6 or 7 guns. But in terms of murder? You have to double the scale we’re using to get to one murder. Half a person murdered per 100,000 people. This is falsification, for those who wish to assert a causality that more guns = more crime. It’s false, in a millon ways it’s false, yet they continue to lie in service of The Narrative.

If Plano, TX,—gun capital-per citizen of the U.S. and the world—were a country, it would rank in the lowest 10 of all-cause homicide (#7 currently).

Who is most at danger living in a city?

Well, that would be all the places where the scared-and-can’t-sleep, 5-yr-old-bedtime-story girls live.

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It would also be strongholds of Democrat, leftist, criminal mob, gun-grabbing control that spans decades going back to the 60s and 70s. It’s also places where leftists and Democrats have destroyed families through welfare and housing projects.

But don’t look. No Occam’s Razor shit there. If these were countries, in contrast to Plano, TX, rather than being in the bottom 10 for all homicide, they would rank 4-7, in the highest of 218. Democrats. Leftists. Gun Control Aficionados.

The overall perspective.

Well, I know gun issues and the need for leftists to carry water in service of The Narrative is sexy and compelling. After all, who wants to give up swimming pools? The one thing the left never honestly engages, in terms of facts, is all the facts. It’s inconvenient. It does not serve The Narrative.

The problem I have, essentially, is that freedom is messy. In my Harvard Law School talk at AHS11 I asked, “so what happens in an anarchy?” EVERYTHING happens. Watch for it.

…Just as everything happens in any system with any modicum of freedom. People seem to think that they can enjoy increasing levels of risk-free or risk-mitigated safety without trading away freedom and liberty and/or having large swaths of their money stolen, or live under levels of regulation.

They can’t. The only thing that happens is this, from 7,401 rules and regulations in 1976 to 169,593 by 2009:


And still, everything that can happen, does happen. Government is a myth. It’s a fraud and a scam… just yet another Narrative in its own right, one that almost everyone carries water for. It’s no more than a club and network for the Nomenclatura and otherwise politically connected, contriving Bread and Circuses for the Useful Idiots.

— America has about 357 Millon guns amongst a population of 312 Millon.

— In total, there are 32,000 deaths per year from firearms, 60% being suicide.

— Stripping out small numbers of both accidents (under 1,000) and justified shootings (just over 1,000), leaves 33% being homicide.

— But 80% of the homicides are from inner-city, gang related activities (to which drug laws likely contribute a great deal), and all of them are cities that have been in the hands of leftist, socialist, gun-grabbing Democrats for decades. Every single one.

— We’re left with about 1,700 homicides in a population of 312 million that are predators preying on innocents.

— That’s 0.00000544871795 or .00054%. And this is what everyone’s all up in arms about?

— Compare that to the estimated 210,000 – 400,000 that die each year from preventable medical errors, or the 3,500 that drown in swimming pools.

In conclusion, I don’t think anyone “needs” to do anything but strike every single gun ban from every single law book, including the prohibition-era banning of fully-automatic weapons in 1934. Anyone who truly wants a fully-auto weapon can already easily get one, or modify a semi-auto.

The problem with you ignorant, fearful leftists and Democrats is that you’re way beyond the point where you have the capacity to even recognize your ignorance. Your fear, combined with an allegiance to The Narrative has served to get you to a point where you literally cannot comprehend the depth of your own ignorance.

That’s how you become a Useful Idiot. Enjoy your vaunted stature. There will be bread and circuses as reward and recompense.

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  1. John on June 21, 2016 at 14:28


    • Boxster on July 9, 2016 at 19:49

      This whole article leaves out horrendous details about gun violence. 2500 children each year killed by guns. Other 30 top industrialized countries have zero or close to zero. In 2016, through June, 16 deaths caused by toddlers, three and under, shooting guns. No other country has anything like this. Japan, Canada, Australia all ben assault rifles and have ZERO mass killings. Only in ‘Merica folks. Shame.

    • Richard Nikoley on July 10, 2016 at 07:11

      Two things:

      1. Define what you mean by “children.”

      2. What is your source?

    • Richard Nikoley on July 10, 2016 at 07:48

      Without looking very hard at all, here’s a table produced by the CDC and in top 10 causes of death for 1-24 year olds, no mention of guns (though “accidental death” could _include_ gun deaths).

      So where did you get your figures, the Centers for Huffington Post?

  2. king of the one eyed people on June 21, 2016 at 23:50

    70% repost. Nothing wrong with that. I have been here long enough to know.

  3. Nick on June 22, 2016 at 00:10

    Where do you get the 80% from inner city gang-related murders number?

    I’m curious because I have suspected numbers about like this, but have been too lazy to look on my own.

    • Richard Nikoley on June 22, 2016 at 08:22

      The stat is of course disputed (go figure), but everyone should be able to realize it’s very high.

      Google ‘how many homicides are gang related’ for lots of various takes on it.

    • Evan Eberhardt on June 23, 2016 at 08:15

      Already more deaths in June than the Orlando shooting. Where is the sit-in at the US House for this? I guess black lives don’t matter to Democrats unless there is some agenda to be had.

  4. Daniel F on June 22, 2016 at 00:57

    This needs (and deserves) to go viral.

    • Onlooker on June 22, 2016 at 05:50

      Hear, hear! And as much as it seems to be fruitless to try to convince people against their propaganda-induced prejudices and fears, there are a lot of people at the margin who can be swayed. They’re not the vocal ones, but they’re out there. And plenty of them are seeing the light and buying guns for the first time. And thus the opposition grows.

      But of course the gun grabbers only live in their cloistered echo chambers where they pat themselves on the back for being so righteous and clever. It’s really stunning how they can totally ignore a rational and factual argument and just spew nonsense and hatred at you.

  5. Richard Nikoley on June 22, 2016 at 07:34

    Zero Correlation between gun law and homicide rates. Zero. And I said correlation, which must be established prior to even considering causation.

    This is what happens when you’re woefully ignorant about the data and instead focus on emotional appeals to The Narrative.

  6. Hal Wolverton on June 22, 2016 at 11:38

    Please consider the use of the word “vaunted” where you have used “vaulted”. This reminded me of the folks who think the “mute” and “moot” are the same word.

    Otherwise, right on !

    • Richard Nikoley on June 22, 2016 at 13:17

      Damn auto-correct. And yes, I have been correcting “moot” (and “drivel”) for decades.

  7. thhq on June 23, 2016 at 08:20

    Firearms used to be part of our heritage. Besides inheriting the Woodsman I inherited a Browning 12 gauge and a Winchester 94.

    I blasted away with the 94 until I was satisfied with seeing large holes in cans. But I’m not a pig hunter. I traded it in for a Marlin 39A. Maybe a little sissy next to the 94 but more of a precision tool. And the Browning’s still around.

    What do Hillary, Obama and Lynch think of this exemplar of women’s rights? No guns, no Annie Oakley.

  8. […] much like gun laws or the TSA. They serve to make moron sheeple believe the flock is safe. I’d wager that you […]

  9. Boxster on July 10, 2016 at 07:45

    Richard Nikoley, the numbers come from FBI, CDC, and Dept of Justice reports. If you’re too lazy to research, the New Yorker, Bloomberg News and the Gun Violence Archive will do it for you. Children is defined as under 17 and in 2016 we’re already past 1800 including 300+ under 11. 3 and under 17.

    • Richard Nikoley on July 10, 2016 at 08:30

      So you say. Nonetheless, have you compared them to auto deaths, swimming pool deaths, mop bucket deaths, deaths by negligence, etc?

      Or, do you simply wish to cherry pick cause of death? All of these are “preventable” in the same sense gun deaths are. Just eliminate cars, swimming pools, mop buckets, and parental stewardship. No cost is too great if it saves one life, right, commie?

      I saw you coming a hundred miles away.

    • Richard Nikoley on July 10, 2016 at 08:42

      And you blabber, but you don’t put up legit linked sources, and I’m disinclined to toss pearls before swine.

      Here’s a piece that uses FBI as source and their numbers are hugely off from yours.

      “Between 2006 and 2010, 561 children age 12 and under were killed by firearms, according to the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Reports. The numbers each year are consistent: 120 in 2006; 115 in 2007; 116 in 2008, 114 in 2009 and 96 in 2010. The FBI’s count does not include gun-related child deaths that authorities ruled as accidental.”

      Accidental. Well, that goes to swimming pools, cars, and mop buckets.

      Moreover, it’s well known that suicide by gun only begins when children become teenagers, further skewing stats for convenience.

      The problem with leftists is that they are fundamentally dishonest and approach everything in reverse. Form a conclusion, go find data to support it. Lie a lot.

  10. Boxster on July 10, 2016 at 08:01

    Richard obviously you don’t want any facts printed here. And your 80% number of gun deaths by gangs is about 60% or more off. Most gun deaths are between people who are relatives, spouses, friends, neighbors, work colleagues and themselves. Keep your Huffington post drivel to yourself.

    • Richard Nikoley on July 10, 2016 at 09:16


      See how the dishonest left operates?

      They “prefer” to “understand” that most gun deaths are friends, acquaintances and family, so when fan related, I.e., racial, territorial, drug, and war on drug related, they wish to “expunge” that data and call it “friends and family” when the left’s grand inter-city social utopia scheme is really the problem.

      They want you to accept being as stupid as they want you to be, disregard relevant data, because it’s inconvenient to their narrative.

      Gang related gun homicides amongst “children” is relevant data, but they prefer for you to think of it as Brady Bunch Gone Wild. And it’s not, and they are lying, in an effort to shield themselves and their social schemes as proximate cause.

      Leftism is cancer. All leftists are fucking liar cancer cells, just like this piece of social sewage in my comments.

  11. Boxster on July 10, 2016 at 08:04

    And your CDC report??? The GOP Congress made a law requiring the CDC to not comment on gun deaths or to study them.

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