Math for Dummies

Mathematics is a logical discipline which some gun people controlling victim disarmers find difficult to master. To aid them in understanding, I’m providing a few simplified examples of how math works in the real world.

1.
Number of firearms homicides in 1993: 17,075
Number of firearms homicides in 2015: 12,979

12,979 is 4,096 lower than 17,075

2.
Rate of firearms homicides per 100K in 1993 6.56
Rate of firearms homicides per 100K in 2015: 4.13

4.13 is 2.43 lower than 6.56

3.
Number of accidental firearms-related deaths in 1999: 824
Number of accidental firearms-related deaths in 2015: 489

489 is 335 lower than 824

4.
Rate of accidental firearms-related deaths per 100K in 1999: 0.29
Rate of accidental firearms-related deaths per 100K in 2015: 0.15

.15 is .14 lower than .29

5.
Number of counties in US: 3,007
Number of counties responsible for recent jump in firearms-related deaths: 150 (5%)

150 is 2857 less than 3,007

6.
Estimated number of firearms in US in 1993: 150,000,000 to 211,000,000 (very vague estimate based on production/sales estimates)
Estimated number of firearms in US in 2015: 265-750,000,000 (basically, no one knows at all)

750,000,000 is 539,000,000 more than 211,000,000

7.
Estimated percentage of non-murderous firarms owners: 99.9978%
Estimated percentage of estimated number of murderous firearms owners: 0.0022%

99.9978 is 99.9956 more than .0022

Those suffering the disability of mathematical competence might think this demonstrates a reduction in homicides and accidental deaths at the same time that the numbers of firearms are increasing.

As I’ve said, math is hard for gun people controlling victim disarmers. As a result, they tend to rely upon Common Core “math” principles. To aid pro-human/civil rights advocates in understanding of their opposition, I’m also providing examples of how those people reach conclusions which seem to have little resemblance to reality.

1.
Number of homicides in 1993
Number of homicides in 2015
Not needed.

State unsupported claim. Show a minimum of three pages of emotive wishful thinking to illustrate your thought processes. When challenged, refer to contrarian claims as unsourced “alternative facts” because links weren’t given to US Code and other sources. When links are provided, state your disinterest in wasting time with documentation.

2.
Rate of homicides per 100K in 1993
Rate of homicides per 100K in 2015
Not needed.

State unsupported claim. Show a minimum of three pages of emotive wishful thinking to illustate your thought processes. When challenged, refer to contrarian claims as unsourced “alternative facts” because links weren’t given to US Code and other sources. When links are provided, state your disinterest in wasting time with documentation.

3.
Number of accidental firearms-related deaths in 1999
Number of accidental firearms-related deaths in 2015
Not needed.

State unsupported claim. Show a minimum of three pages of emotive wishful thinking to illustrate your thought processes. When challenged, refer to contrarian claims as unsourced “alternative facts” because links weren’t given to US Code and other sources. When links are provided, state your disinterest in wasting time with documentation.

4.
Rate of accidental firearms-related deaths per 100K in 1999
Rate of accidental firearms-related deaths per 100K in 2015
Not needed.

State unsupported claim. Show a minimum of three pages of emotive wishful thinking to illustrate your thought processes. When challenged, refer to contrarian claims as unsourced “alternative facts” because links weren’t given to US Code and other sources. When links are provided, state your disinterest in wasting time with documentation.

5.
Number of counties in US
Number of counties responsible for recent jump in firearms-related deaths

State unsupported claim. Show a minimum of three pages of emotive wishful thinking to illustrate your thought processes. When challenged, refer to contrarian claims as unsourced “alternative facts” because links weren’t given to US Code and other sources. When links are provided, state your disinterest in wasting time with documentation.

6.
Estimated number of firearm in US in 1993
Estimated number of firearms in US in 2015
Not needed.

7.
Estimated percentage of non-murderous firarms owners
Estimated percentage of estimated number of murderous firearms owners
Not needed.

Shriek “We haven’t covered patriarchal percentages in college, therefore it has no meaning!”

Bonus Points for newspaper editors:
Editorial claiming machineguns used in shooting minus 404 Page Not Found when you get caught equals Zero Embarrassment.

+5 points for deletion
-10 points for doing real math; this was Common Core for Tyrants Dummies gun people controlling victim disarmers, damn it.


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