Updated: May 21, 2020
Published on 3/2/20 by Statista Research Department, the study breaks down all “mass shootings“ and type/number of firearms used between 1982 and 2020.
The conclusion of the study is that over a 38 year period, big scary “weapons of war” (lumped in with rifles, but rifles does not refer to just semi-automatic magazine fed) were used in half of the number of “mass shootings” as handguns were, meaning handguns are the preferred weapon of “mass shooters“ over a 38 year period. Yeah, we all know that.
In another study done by this organization, overall violent crime (“mass shootings” included) has been trending on the decline, which does give a reason as to why the media and gun control groups jump at the opportunity to exploit recent ”mass shootings” for their agenda (violent crime on the whole is going down, and the further down it goes, the less instances they’ll have to use for their disarmament agenda). Yes, once again, we all know. Keep reading..
Now, in yet another study, one area of violent crime has been on the rise after dipping in the 90’s/2000’s. Forcible rape has gone up.
So the biggest question to ask supporters of gun control is:
While violent crime as a whole is on the decline and mass shooters don’t really prefer rifles over pistols (good luck banning them, been overturned by the courts), why would you advocate for legislation that will possibly put women at a disadvantage at a time when rape is on the rise? And further, why would you associate with an organization like Moms Demand Action in which the leader of the organization admits to not filing charges to get the rapist of her own daughter off the streets? How many other women were possibly added to the above graph because of him?
Yes, I understand the fear of coming forward for some women. It’s not easy. But for someone like Watts to preach that others are the problem in society (“gun nuts” who don’t bother anyone and just want to be left alone), but then turn a blind eye and let a predator remain loose, it should tell you that people like her and her organIzation don’t care about solving the real problems, only latching on to a problem that has been declining, but still grabs the headlines so that a much more sinister goal can be achieved. Matter of fact, it can be argued that by Watts not reporting the rape to authorities and pressing charges that she violated one of her organization’s own policies (safe storage, as she didn’t do the responsible thing and a dangerous individual is still out on the street and not behind bars/known to law enforcement). Maybe she should be held accountable for any sexual related crimes the individual has committed/gets caught committing after 2015?
Side note: this is probably the Moms Demand Action way to deter sexual violence. The perp doesn’t get hurt and it emotionally damages the victim (which turns them into a possible new recruit!!).
A Colorado school has caused a stir with an advisory that suggested women could urinate or vomit to deter a rape.
The list of 10 tips by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was billed as "last resort" options to deter a sexual assault.
"Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating," read one tip.
"Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone," read another.
The debate made headlines after Democratic State Rep. Joe Salazar made controversial statements about ways to protect women on campuses.
”Because you just don't know who you are going to be shooting at," Salazar said last week. "If you feel like you're going to be raped or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble and when you may actually not be -- that you pop out that gun and you pop-pop a round at somebody. And you might have just made a mistake."