The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

Someone stopped by searching for “the best way to defend gun rights.”

Alexander the Great did not say “the best defense is a good offense,” but he said something similar about winning battles. We are in a battle for gun rights, and ultimately all our rights.

So the best defense is, as Alexander Magnus expressed it in Greek, “The ability to defeat any possible opponent.” That worked quite well for Alexander, and it works quite well for America’s shooting community.

But instead of cohorts of hoplites, our offense consists of facts. The gun control takes liberties with fact almost every time they touch a keyboard.

It is hard to argue with a government website giving the official data. Therefore, when Bloomberg’s banners scream about our “soaring violence rate,” the only increase in violence is crated by Blomberg’s gun control campaign,and even with that, the United States national violent crime rates are essentially half what they were 25 years ago. And would be far lower had it not been for the banners opposition to the laws that resulted in lower crime rates.

The primary source of post 1996 crime data is here.

Speadsheets with key FB I data back to 1960 are here.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Victimization Surveys give the lie to most gun banners claims, including increasing rates of criminal use of firearms and increasing rates of violent victomization.

Most States have a UCR website that povides information the FBI does not collate. If you have a question about your States crime rates, that is a good place to search for answers.,

And,if yoiu watch the links at the Alley, you will find many more useful sites with data you can use to shut down the banners.

But it not only takes data, it takes very many repetitions to penetrate repetitions to penetrate a typical anti-gun editors mind., It is not enough for one person to provide the official FBI data to refute a banners propaganda. But 100 repetitions of the same data almost certainly will.

So with that, it is time for me to hit the road, so there are the facts, so please play whack-a-mole wherever a banner shows up in the media.

Strnger

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A collaborative effort, Extranos Alley is primarily concerned with providing up to date data on the relationships between privately woned firearms and crime, violence, and politics. The site is maintained by nine volunteers who have given up their identity that the work here may be considered without regard to the individual data. The contributors are a diverse group, ranging from a retired physicist to a board certified psychologist.

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