The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes.
The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts.
A new report reveals that of the 17 wealthiest countries, American males have the lowest life expectancy of 75.6 years and their female counterparts are the second lowest in the rankings coming in at 80.7 years.
The distinguished scientists who released this “study” are all members of the federally funded National Academies, “Where the Nation Turns for Independent, Expert Advice”, so let’s see what they’ve found, shall we? Hmm – In Merry Old England, where guns and even pocket knives are banned, men live to the ripe old age of 78.3 years while American males die off from poorly secured guns at such a dramatic pace that their life expectancy drops allll the way to 77.9! All that death, all due to guns. So sad.
And how is it that guns are to blame for the average American woman’s shortened life span of just 80.7 years? Until these scientists went to work, gun deaths were considered to be a largely male phenomenon, male-on-male violence. Thanks to our federal tax dollars, we now learn that there’s a heretofore unknown epidemic of gun violence perpetrated against women!
Getting back to that low life expectancy for males, do you remember when that “fact” was cited by liberals as proof of our uncaring society and the need for increased health care and even pre-natal care because of all the babies who died prematurely? Turns out our concern was all for naught – it’s been guns doing the harm and not, as social scientists have maintained, poverty. Think of the money we can now save eliminating all the trillion dollar social welfare programs we’ve been funding in a futile attempt to raise the life expectancy of drug addicts and 15-year-old grandmothers! Wow.
If this garbage had been put out by the Brady/Giffords anti-gun lobby, who’d care? It’s their sponsors’ money being used for propaganda not. But these are federal institutions playing Sandy Hook, pretending to be providing sober, careful research and using our money to do it. I’m offended.