More SAFE Act Nonsense: False statistics used to back bogus claims of success

Leave it to the liberal left to start spewing out statistics in order to promote what a “success” New York’s SAFE Act has been in reducing crime.

There’s only one problem…the statistics cover the two years BEFORE the passing of the SAFE Act.  By that I mean that all the numbers that the gun grabbing zealots are crowing about occurred PRIOR to the civil rights infringing horror that is the SAFE Act.

From Liberty Unyielding:

First, the study is based on statistics collected duringthe years 2011 and 2012. The SAFE Act was passed in January 2013. Therefore, no matter what one’s feeling on Cuomo’s gun grab, there is no way of claiming the study is an endorsement of the SAFE Act, which didn’t take effect until after the study was published.

Second, the gun violence study liberally draws statistics from suicides to inflate the researchers’ numbers. For example, the state with the highest death rate of gun-releated deaths is Wyoming, which had 117.  Of those, 102 were suicides, leaving only 15 deaths by homicide or accident. In a state with gun ownership at nearly 63%, 15 deaths is low. Compare that to New York where gun ownership is just a shade over 18%. Stripping away suicides, the Empire State saw 436 deaths due to homicide. For those keeping score at home, that’s 436-15. And the the state with just 15 homicides is being held up by the Violence Policy Center as being a gun-crazed, shoot-‘em-up state.

Third, another study showed that the Violence Policy Center can’t even confirm if the suicides they are tracking had anything to do with guns in the first place. They also tend to “triple count” gun cases based on their status and have even counted deaths caused by gun owners who killed somebody in a vehicular accident. The National Review calls the organization out for “cooking the books” and adds that legitimate cases of self-defense, in which no charges are filed, are counted as homicides.

Proponents of the SAFE Act assume that New Yorkers aren’t smart enough to recognize smoke-and-mirrors math when they see it.

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Just another example of the skewing/misrepresenting/lying of statistics that gun grabbers like to tout in order to try and jedi mind trick people into thinking that gun control does ANYTHING other than what it acutally does: disarm the innocent and leave the criminals with more targets.

Don’t be bamboozled.

If you want to know the REAL effect of the SAFE Act in New York, just ask the thousands of workers now unemployed thanks to Andrew Cuomo driving out nearly a dozen firearm related manufacturers since the SAFE Act’s passage.

I mean, Remington Arms has only been based in New York since 1816…well, thanks to Cuomo they now roll tide in Alabama.

And I don’t blame them.


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