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In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting tragedy, I am hearing and seeing a lot of social media about needing to provide more mental health support to stop incidents like that. Well, talk about a crazy argument, pun doubly intended! And I didn’t pun because I’m insensitive to those needing mental health. Rather, the argument of better mental health support for gun violence in America is that ludicrous!

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Last post, I analyzed the impact of gun control legislation and changes on gun related deaths, as shown by statistics. I analyzed it in a lot of details, because that was required. But for those not interested in all the details, the summary was this. The impact was clear that the Brady Bill had a major impact to lower gun related deaths per year and per capita by about 25% ! See 1994-1999 part of analysis in link above. That impact, one would think, had to do with the background checks required. That was true. But what was surprising was something in the process of that check.

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I owe this post to a pro-gun friend who debated me on more gun control. His arguments and stats used, including the graph below, led me to do the degree of research I did to counter, which I used here. I didn’t convince him, which I didn’t expect to, but you can judge for yourself from what I present following. I thought it might be valuable for people to understand the flaws in many anti-gun control, if not pro-gun, arguments presented, coming from someone who does analysis of all sorts for a living.

I was shown the graph below with data showing why tighter gun control was not the solution to America’s gun problem with gun related deaths and incidents. What I, as a professional analyst, saw, instead, was the very reasons why America needs tighter gun control. I will also counter a bunch of other points brought up by gun lobbyists that doesn’t involve data, because it isn’t just about the data, of course. But let’s first look at one graph with lots of data.

US Firearms, Deaths and Population Trends

US Firearms, Deaths and Population Trends

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26 people, of which 20 were children, were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today.

There are mass shootings frequently in the United States. Each time, there is an outcry for gun control laws. Each time, it dies like a victim in those shootings. 32 died at Virginia Tech. Nothing has changed there.

Naturally, the bigger the tragedy, the bigger the outcry. Yet, it has made no difference in the end, and we just wait for the next shocker.

What I want to know is how many people killed at an incident before you think any change to US gun control laws can be seen?

Do we need 50? Do we need to break the century barrier?

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OK. I’ll be the first to admit this Facebook picture tagging meme might be a bit on the mean side, but not if you use it right and only tag people you have as Facebook friends (i.e. not people who you don’t have so you would effectively be deriding them behind their backs).

This is a Facebook picture tagging meme of people who Should NOT do certain things. Hey, we all have things we’re either bad at. This will mildly test the strength of your friendships to see if people you know have gotten over things, or are comfortable having it broadcast to the world. In that sense, though, I caution you to use this carefully if you choose to use it at all. This is a bit more than just fun and games, but there are some people who don’t care for fun and games who might like it, and that’s why I’ve created it. There is a Should Try counter karma version to encourage people to try certain civilized things.

Here’s how to get the new graphic for your Facebook fun:

  • Click on the picture below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends!
  • Click the Back button on your browser to return to this post.

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

In case you don’t recognize some of these people, they are as follows, left to right:

  • Top: Adam Sandler as Happy Gilmore, Joe Biden, Larry King, Ted Haggard, Paris Hilton
  • Middle: Connie Chung, Milli Vanilli, Rush Limbaugh, Osama bin Laden, Pope Benedict the whatever
  • Bottom: Michael Jackson, Sarah Palin, Chris Brown, Rosie O’Donnell, George W. Bush

I’m too tired to put links to all these people but you can Google them, and maybe guess why I’ve put labeled each as such.

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