Posted on July 29, 2011

Common Sense Shows Guns Don’t Kill People, Blacks Do!

Doug Book, Coach is Right, July 29, 2011


The right to own a firearm “is subject to common sense regulation just like most of our rights are subject to common sense regulation,” said candidate Obama in 2008.

“The City of Chicago has gun laws, so does Washington, DC,” he continued. “The notion that somehow local jurisdictions can’t initiate gun safety laws to deal with gangbangers and random shootings on the street isn’t borne out by our Constitution.”


{snip} Because to the left, “…there is a regular relationship between the availability of weapons to the general public and the rate at which crime[s] occur…” In short, more guns=more crime, irrespective of who owns them.

It is a belief which bears no resemblance to the facts.

Gun ownership is “higher among Whites than among Blacks, higher among middle aged people than among young people, higher among married people than among unmarried people, higher among richer people than poor…”

Therefore, according to the fallacy of “more guns=more crime,” those most likely to be gun wielding American killers are well-to-do, White, middle aged married men and women!

But the fact is, more guns do NOT result in more crime. Guns in the hands of criminals result in more crime. And in the US and elsewhere, the majority of those hands are Black.

Department of Justice statistics for 2005 show that Blacks, who made up 12.1% of the population, accounted for 52.2% of murders. Whites, including Latinos, represented 74.7% of the population and committed 45.8% of murders.

This translates to 24.7 murders committed per 100,000 blacks. {snip}

When Anglo whites are separated from Latino Whites, the figures show 7.73 murders per 100,000 Latino-whites and 2.63 murders per 100,000 Anglo-Whites.

If Mr. Obama is determined to add to the nation’s bloated thicket of firearms legislation, “common sense” dictates he suspend efforts against the law abiding, independent, White, middle aged, married gun owner–the dedicated target of the past 50 years of gun control legislation.

Instead, “common sense” should be exchanged for HONEST and gun crime addressed where it occurs and by whom it is committed.