Molon labe

More from the Daily Caller, complaints from the Children's Defense Fund in favor of the "common sense" gun-control legislation that they favor:
The U.S. has as many guns as people.  The U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, but owns an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. . . . America’s military and law enforcement agencies have four million guns.  Our citizens have 310 million.  Has this made our children safer?
Yes.  Of course, it depends somewhat on from whom you think they need to be protected.


E Hines said...

The U.S. has as many guns as people.

I certainly hope so. Although the ratio seems minimal at best.

The U.S. accounts for....

It's a good start. If we owned an even higher per centage (dare I hope for 100%?), our enemies might find it more difficult to do us overt harm.

Are our kids safer? Those not sequestered in gun free zones certainly are.

Eric Hines

Grim said...

Safer than what?

"According to reliable statistical data reported in 2009 covering the years 1904-2006, from the National Center for Health Statistics (1981 on) and the National Safety Council (prior to 1981), while the number of privately owned guns in the U.S. is at an all-time high, and rises by about 4.5 million per year, the firearm accident death rate is at an all-time annual low, 0.2 per 100,000 population, down 94 percent since the all-time high in 1904. Since 1930, the annual number of such deaths has decreased 80 percent, to an all-time low, while the U.S. population has more than doubled and the number of firearms has quintupled. Among children, such deaths have decreased 90 percent since 1975.

"Today, the odds are more than a million to one against a child in the U.S. dying in a firearm accident."

Anonymous said...

Hmm, the LittleRed household only has, um, enough firearms to give one a piece to four times as many people as currently live under the roof, including the cat. I guess I need to see if there's a niche we haven't filled yet.