Some gun facts


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Something that always seems to be missingduring discussion ofguns: facts. So here are some courtesy of an excellent rundown at the Annenberg Centers Fact Check site.

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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2 Responses to Some gun facts

  1. oxherder says:

    I think you are so correct in saying that the one thing usually missing from gun debates are the actual facts. We must be very careful when ‘facts’ are presented. This fact poster is misleading. It implies that 88.8% of Americans own a gun, when in fact there are 88.8 guns per 100 Americans. That is a huge yet subtle and important difference.

    • Interesting- as I did not read it that way when I saw it…but I guess that raises another important issue- “facts”, and especially raw numbers can often be interperted, or spun, multiple ways. And even when correctly interperted can be used to bolster an incorrect idea or theory in the absence of other relevant facts.

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