I came to a realization this morning. More and more people keep coming up with the same bullshit not understanding or knowing the details about the statistics they are using to argue their point. (Warning about the comments, many go full retard.)
Then to add the icing on the cake they take it as irrefutable proof to infringe on a specifically enumerated right. Despite that if you include the deaths from that infringement elsewhere throughout the world during the 20th century the number of murdered is in the 100s of millions from gun control.
So what was my self-realization? I’m reaching that point where unless you’re actually willing to talk civilly and rationally as I point all this stuff out my only response to you will be summed up in 5 words because I’m just tired of this crap.
Oh, and if you don’t know what those five words are, “Because fuck you that’s why!”
Why do I feel this way? Let me quote Tam, “I don’t care if every other gun owner on the planet went out and murdered somebody last night. I didn’t. So piss off.”
Is it so much to just ask to be left the hell alone?
TMM is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
Many know his private name and information however due to the current political climate, many are distancing themselves due to the abandonment of Due Process.
I rarely argue statistics one way or the other. For starters it’s too easy to manipulate and cherry pick statistics. They’re wildly unreliable.
Secondly, and most importantly, stats have a place in policy arguments. I rarely argue policy. I argue principle. Once you’ve established your principles, policy runs through it as a reasonably clean filter.
Concur, and I’m with Tam… And I’m tired of the BS too!!!
Oh, so one “study” out of dozens and dozens of gun control studies possibly shows a trend (disputable from the dissection of its methodological issues) and we’re just supposed to faint and fall over?
Gee, didn’t we learn that if you torture a study design and run it enough times that eventually you might get a false positive? Isn’t that the very limitation of a p<0.05 statistical significance result; accepting that 5% of the time the result is just chance.
Regardless, if every study showed that gun control works (which honest observers can verify its failure), they still do not invalidate the most important reason for the Second Amendment. That reason is to resist tyranny. This trumps whatever deaths that a modest level of gang violence and criminal activity could ever produce.
So, as it has been eloquently stated, those five words are sufficient.