This tells the story — to those who know how to think for themselves, anyway. (If you are among the ranks of Leftists, I’ll explain: it says irresponsible and/or selfish people are to blame for gun violence — not guns):
Incidentally, this gun control graphic is also a comment on the connection between religion and civil society:
But then, if we would only listen to those old, dead, white men we call our founding fathers, we would have known all of this already…
ADDENDUM, Feb 2, 2013 (pegged back to the top of the page to publicly announce the following addition to this post)
OK, the pictures in the graphic I snagged and posted above are from political voting data. Apparently, people think this invalidates the point I was making. IT DOES NOT! I could post whatever I’d like, a picture of Buggs Bunny if I felt like it: but that would NOT invalidate the argument. You need much more than this to defeat my assertion. And that is a simple fact of logic and right reasoning.
However, since it seems to be driving the Left-leaning readers out of their minds, and those who seem to lean Right have legitimate concerns about credibility on this issue, I’ll expand on what was meant to be a post for low-information people who seldom — if ever — bother to take the time to do real research. So here goes:
The following links all provide information on the locations of mass shootings in the U.S. for the past 8-20+ years:
Now, these maps do not lend themselves well to the point at hand. One has to actually look at them and do some additional research before it becomes apparent that the majority of these shootings happened in large urban areas. Then one has to go and check those areas to find that the majority of these areas typically vote Democrat. And while this does not provide sufficient cause to conclude their is a definitive causal effect between mass shooters and the political Left in this nation, never the less, it is a correlation. HOWEVER, the indirect evidence that there is likely a strong connection is found when one actually tries to find data on this aspect of mass shooters.
When I tried to find credible data on the political affiliations of mass shooters in the US, I didn’t find much at all. And that was the red flag. If you will remember, when the Batman shooter committed his murders, the press was connecting him to the TEA Party before the blood from his victims had dried. But it later turned out that this guy likely had connections to the Left. It was the same story with the shooter who fired on Kathy Giffords. In fact, this seems to be the case with most these mass shooters. Now, the lack of data even listing this statistic and the silence on the same point from a Left-wing propaganda mill we call our “news media” strongly suggests — at least to the consumer with understanding of how our news actually functions — that there IS a connection between Left-leaning politics and mass shooters. But again, there is no clear data here, only this:
Now, as someone who holds a degree in sociology and in philosophy, I suspect there is a connection here, but it isn’t as simple as politically minded gun owners might want people to believe. I think the connection is twofold: mental illness and social decay connected to antipathy toward religion. The mental illness aspect easily explains Left-leaning political connections as nationalized healthcare is the Left’s agenda. So it would be safe to assume that a majority of people suffering from mental health issues would gravitate toward the political Party that most promises to “take care of them.”
The other likely connection here is that those mental health issues are connected to the disconnect from society and any meaning to life people feel when they do not have some religious foundation in their lives. As much as the Left likes to object, the rejection of or “conversion to human desire” in religious matters is prevalent on the Left — much more so than on the Right. What’s more, psychiatrists and sociologists established the connection between faith and a sense of personal well being a long time ago. This is not an issue open for reasoned debate, only to political revisionism.
So, if you have followed me this far, understand this: that picture at the top of the page may be a voting result map, but it does NOT negate the assertion of this post and — if you allow that the original composer of the graphic was likely just lazy — it is still loosely accurate. The attacks on the picture and not the issue actually support the pictures claim. It’s called strawman, people.