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Anti-Gun Control by KevinWegner Anti-Gun Control by KevinWegner
In the past few days it seems like everywhere I look there are anti-gun ads, so I decided to try to fight that by creating this info-graphic.
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Hmmm I'm curious about these numbers. So I decided to fact check them and here's what I found:

"Top ten causes of death in the US with tobacco #1 and firearm homicide at #10"

Actually according to Medical News today the #1 cause of death in the US heart disease and it kills over 600,000 people every year with a percentage of 23.53%.

www.medicalnewstoday.com/artic…

At #4 on the list is accidents which includes accidental discharge of firearms along with other things. Over 130,000 people die with a percentage of 5.02%. Now at #10 is suicide however this is a more medical related list so I went to find other info to see if I could get anything like what this post claims to have as it's source. I actually ended up coming across the CDC site that this post claims to use as a source. However what I found was that no, CDC does not say anything like what this post suggests. In fact it is very much like the medical article I linked before.

www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leadi…

If you need more I have Businessinsider saying the same thing: www.businessinsider.com/top-ca…

So yeah so far this isn't looking good for this post. If the first thing turns out to be false that doesn't lead to a lot of good things. But we must move on to see what else we can find.

"According to the FBI the baseball bat is the #1 weapon used in violent crimes"

Actually the FBI didn't say that. 

www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/…

According to the FBI and I quote: "Information collected regarding type of weapon showed that firearms were used in 67.7 percent of the nation’s murders, 41.3 percent of robberies, and 21.2 percent of aggravated assaults." Yeah so that idea they said baseball bats were #1 is a lie or just a misrepresentation.

"Over 500 lives have been saved by concealed carry alone since 2007"

Are you sure that's the quote? Because after I google searched the quote what I got was a WallStreet journal article that said this: "
the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group that advocates for gun control, said that since 2007, concealed-carry permit holders have fatally shot about 500 people, that 128 of them have been convicted of manslaughter or homicide, and 36 have committed murder-suicides." You can read the entire article yourself but the fact that the quote on the post says it was made by "The Armed Citizen"which I should note is a pro-guns group, you should really question what is being said.

www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000142…

"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle each blade of grass."

You wouldn't be able to invade the US regardless unless you came up with some super plot or something. I wouldn't really use this quote here because it doesn't really prove anything because you could also say "You cannot invade the mainland United States. They spend so much shit on the military even their cops are like soldiers".

"And neither are assault rifles"

Ummm what? Okay explain to me the reasoning. I think there is quite a big different between a hunting rifle and a feckin M4 Carbine. One's a small clip size, bolt action, slow weapon and the other is a fully customizable, fully auto, and fast assault rifle. There is a difference. In conclusion this image is nothing short than bull. It makes ups it's own numbers and claims it has a source hoping people don't go looking, it outright lies about what people have actually said and more. Now I am neutral when it comes to guns because I see why there should be regulations put in place but I can also see why people wish there wasn't. But when you look at the states the US has way more gun violence than any other modern nation. I guess what I'm trying to say is, Obama's not tryin to take yar guns. 
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Wow this is awesome.
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KLBowserGannondorf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I don't have a gun but I plan on having one. Guns do not and cannot kill people. People kill people.
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honeycat007 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
spot on there. I'm glad some people have a little sense :)
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KevinWegner Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:)
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honeycat007 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:nod:
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honeycat007 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
:nod:
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Doommaster23 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
So true
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