Yet another leftist rag examined CDC data and has posted another “study” which
portends pretends to tell us all which states have the most “gun violence”.
Apparently, they decided the truth was just too much for them to take, so they lie in the title and bend in the body of the report.
As mass shootings continue to appear in the news, many Americans and state leaders are asking how to address the problem without restricting constitutional rights.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks the number of gun-related fatalities — including homicides, suicides, and accidents — in each state. The frequency of firearm-related deaths varies widely across the U.S. Firearms were associated with just 3.0 deaths per 100,000 residents in Rhode Island in 2011, the lowest gun-related fatality rate of any state. Louisiana, on the other hand, reported 18.8 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 residents, the most of any state. 24/7 Wall St. examined the 10 states with the highest gun-related death rates.
Suicide is the leading cause of gun-related deaths across the nation in recent years. Of the 32,351 firearm deaths in 2011, nearly 20,000 were suicides. In all but one state with the most gun-related deaths, suicide accounted for the majority of fatalities. Six states — Alaska, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Montana, Arkansas, and New Mexico — reported more than 10.0 firearm-related suicides per 100,000 residents, versus the national rate of 6.2.
As you can see, they do not concentrate their ire on the states with the most “gun violence”, they instead list the states with the highest per capita firearms deaths (including self-defense and suicide.
There is no way Alaska has more violent crime that ends in death by firearm than Illinois or New York. Every single state on the Top 10 list are some of the lowest population states in the union.
This meme will filter around the leftosphere this week and it will become gospel for all discussions with gun bigots henceforth. Forewarned is forearmed.