Monday, July 7, 2014

Good News, New Yorkers

No, Andrew Cuomo has not steeped aside to make room for Zephyr Teachout on the ballot. But, your chances of being the victim of gun violence is lower than if you lived some God-fearing, Red State Hellhole.

(B)lue states are far safer than red states, according new analyses of the most recent data. That’s because states with the most gun controls, which are almost all blue, tend to have fewer gun owners and fewer guns used in suicides, crime and domestic disputes.


“The five states with the highest per capita gun death rates in 2011 were Louisiana, Mississippi, Alaska, Wyoming, and Montana,”... The state with the lowest gun death rate in the nation was Rhode Island, followed by Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.

And the bad news.

Put another way, Australia, founded by exiled British criminals, had 1/12th the level of gun violence of the U.S. The U.K had 1/45th the level of American gun violence.

So as to not leave on a down note, consider that your fellow Americans in Red States are dying at a faster rate than those of us not pursuing our 2nd amendment rights to the hilt. It's good that they don't believe in Darwinism.

Yes, I realize hilts are on swords, not guns. 

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