February 13, 2015

John Lennon's Glasses

John Lennon is dead, killed almost thirty-five years ago by a mentally unbalanced man who to this day is incarcerated. He will most likely remain so for the rest of his life. He is here at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, NY, about eight miles east of Buffalo.

I can understand Ms. Ono's preoccupation with gun violence. But it is on the wan in the US since her husband was killed. If she is so concerned about the death of innocents, perhaps she should change her focus.

Today the threat world-wide is different. Thousands and thousands of people have died at the hands of Muslim terrorists. This murder and mayhem continues unabated throughout the Middle East and we are witnessing the spread of this madness to our own shores in the form of honor killings. 

I will not reproduce the bloody Muslim terror images that assault our senses daily, they are far more disturbing than a pair of hippy glasses smeared with blood. Yet liberals refuse to acknowledge the true dangers of our world for we are under attack by an irrational religion, a mentally and morally unbalanced system of worship that glorifies horrific murder in the name of a demon moon god and his deranged prophet.

But getting back to Yoko and her spattered eye wear cry for gun control: 
  1. In 1980, the year John Lennon was murdered, there were 23,040 murders in the US. 
  2. By 2013 this number had fallen to 14,196, a decrease of 38%. 
  3. While the US population during this time had increased by 40%, the murder rate had fallen by 56%, from 10.2 per 100,000 to 4.5 per 100,000. 
What has happened to the murder rate for Islamic terrorists over the last thirty-five years? Anyone want to hazard a guess? Are they all nut cases like Chapman? Studies indicate otherwise.

Enough said, but there's an interesting study from the Bureau of Justice Assistance on homicide trends in the US available here for viewing. Here is a sample.
 Gun homicides by persons age 18 to 24 peaked at about 8,600 in 1993 then declined to about 5,300 in 2008. The number of gun homicides in 2008 was still higher than the number of gun homicides in the early and mid-1980s.
 Gun homicides involving adult offenders age 25 or older declined from over 10,000 in 1980 to 4,660 in 1999, and increased since then to 5,460 in 2008.
 The sharp increase in homicides from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, and much of the subsequent decline, is attributable to gun violence by teens and young adults.
This goes back to parenting or the lack thereof inherent in a welfare state.


Kid said...

Imagine the out of control vermin who bust into women's homes for the purpose of rape, robbery and murder - as one small example in the venue of personal attack crime.

This while the vermin don't know if their victim is armed or not.

Now imagine how much this activity would escalate when the vermin KNOW their victims are not armed.

This is why women (generally speaking) Or libtards (to the person) should not be in decision making positions on such matters. Thinking emotionally is always wrong.

And in regard to the other considerations in your post, I find it stunning that anyone would want to disarm in today's environment. Stupid with a capital F.

sig94 said...

Kid - Americans have literally armed themselves to the teeth, plus any number of states have relaxed firearm restrictions. I believe that is one of the causes for our crime rate to decrease.

WoFat said...

Without unions the American working man would be in terrible shape.
With unions the American man is in terrible shape.

Ding Ding.

sig94 said...

WoFat - why is it that one evil always seems to beget another?