Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

This graph showed up on a friend's Facebook page after the Umpqua Community College shooting:

I can't tell you how relieved I am to learn that mass shootings are not a problem! So President Obama has had to find something to say to the nation about fifteen mass shootings during his presidency, and residents of our inner cities aren't safe from stray bullets from the street piercing their walls and children -- it's not as if murder is overtaking old age as a major cause of deaths in this country.

Although, perhaps, if gun murderers get on the ball and boost their numbers up to rival All Cancers Put Together, the murder rate will start to eat into the NRA's profit margin enough that even Jeb! Bush will begin to show some concern.

(Meanwhile, here are some statistics from The Guardian that won't fit in this blog post.)

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