The “Mass Shootings Map” Propaganda Should Convince You to Carry At All Times

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If you use any form of social media whatsoever, you’ve probably seen the scary “mass shootings map” published by PBS, leading people to believe that they live in a terrifying place and that strict gun control is the only answer. You’ve probably read some of the cries for gun control and the stat of “more than one mass shooting a day” happening in the US. To see this propaganda, you’d think that people walk around with Uzis, randomly opening fire all the time. You’ve probably had this map indignantly posted at you in response to something you said about guns on social media.

But, you see, the map is BS. It’s a big old truckload of baloney sandwiches, steaming in the sun. It’s a manipulation that is being used to frighten people into thinking they’d be safer if none of us had the tools that we need to protect ourselves.

These terrifying dots are not all brazen shoot-outs in malls or movie theaters, during which someone takes out as many people as they can. But that’s how it’s portrayed. It’s posted without any real criteria except for the fact that it is incidents in which 4 or more people are shot, including the initial perpetrator. (A reader pointed out that these dots indicate shootings, not deaths in every case. This reduces  the dramatic effect of the map even more.)

mass shootings map

Since biblical times, murders of groups have been recorded. I’m obviously not saying it’s okay, by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m saying that acting like this is a new thing fueled by ammo this is a blatant misrepresentation, designed to scare people into begging the government for protection.

But why would responsible gun owners being disarmed make anyone safer? 

I know it has been said so many times that it’s become a cliche, but when law-abiding people give up their guns, who do you think will have guns? We’ll have another horrifying incident and no one…NO ONE… will be prepared to stop it.

The Mass Shootings Map is missing important information

There are many vital stats missing. Here are just a few of the questions you should ask yourself when you look at that ridiculous mass shooting map.

  • Are any of these homeowners protecting their family from a home invasion? We don’t know – we just know that 4 people were shot.
  • Are any of these incidents of gang violence? We don’t know – we just know that 4 people were shot. Also, I’m pretty sure they don’t register their firearms or get permits to carry them
  • Are any of these shooters victims of the mental health industry, taking SSRI anti-depressants?  Actually we do know that quite a few of them were. Despite the fact that SSRIs don’t work on everyone who takes them, and on some they actually cause the person taking them to become violent and act on their thoughts, I don’t see anyone calling for a ban on SSRIs.
  • Are these all legally obtained guns? We don’t know – we just know that 4 people were shot. This most recent incident happened in California, home of some of the most stringent gun laws in the country. (It was nearly an 8-month process to get my own concealed carry permit here, and many were the hoops I had to jump through.)

If anything, this map should make you more convinced of the importance of carrying a firearm everywhere you go. You have an inalienable right as a human being to preserve your own life.

This is a scare tactic for non-critical thinkers

It’s full of holes. It’s a scare tactic, meant to frighten those who won’t think more deeply about the issue. It’s for people who read the headlines, but not the articles.

The map was published by PBS, who is sponsored in part by Pew Charitable Trust. While the map makes it look like gun violence is on the uptick, Pew reported in a recent article that it actually dropped in half a decade ago, and has remained steady since.

Several mass shootings this year have brought renewed attention to the issue of gun violence in America, and President Obama has again called for Congress to change the nation’s gun laws.

But the increased spotlight on guns does not reflect the overall gun violence trend in the country. Although most Americans think the number of gun crimes has risen, the U.S. gun homicide rate has actually stabilized somewhat in recent years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of death certificate data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between 1993 and 2000, the gun homicide rate dropped by nearly half, from 7.0 homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. Since then, the gun homicide rate has remained relatively flat. From 2010 to 2013, the most recent year data are available, the number of gun homicides has hovered between 11,000 and 12,000 per year.

More mass shootings since Obama became president than …umm…forever

And speaking of Obama, there was a dramatic increase in “mass shootings” since he took office. And by dramatic, I mean it will blow your ever-loving-mind when you see the numbers.

Truthstream Media collected the following statistics on mass shootings since the Reagan administration. I knew it was bad under Obama, but wowza. Seeing it in print like this certainly shows that increased gun control isn’t slowing down the criminals one little bit.

When all incidents where four or more people were shot in a single event are broken out by president going back to Reagan (considering the database only stretches back to 1982), there just so happens to have been a startling increase in mass shootings since Obama, the most pro-gun control president America has had in modern history, took office.

Mass Shootings under the Last Five Presidents

Ronald Reagan
: 1981-1989 (8 years) 11 mass shootings
Incidents with 8 or more deaths = 5

George H. W. Bush: 1989-1993 (4 years) 12 mass murders
Incidents with 8 or more deaths = 3

Bill Clinton
: 1993-2001 (8 years) 23 mass murders
Incidents with 8 or more deaths = 4

George W. Bush: 2001-2009 (8 years) 20 mass murders
Incidents with 8 or more deaths = 5

Barrack H. Obama
: 2009-2015 (in 7th year) 162 mass murders
Incidents with 8 or more deaths = 18

(You can download the full list of names, dates, locations, and numbers of deaths per mass shooting by president prepared for this article here.)

This article was originally written before Donald Trump became president, but as of 2018, there were 4 mass shootings under his watch. President Obama finished off with 24 mass shooting events.

I like a good conspiracy as much as the next prepper, even though I take a lot of them with a grain of salt. But ONE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO????????????

So no, this doesn’t make me want gun control.

Coincidentally, the day of one recent shooting, I had just written an article explaining why I felt it was vital that preppers be armed. The day before the Pulse night club shooting, I used a gun to protect my family. These incidents did nothing to change my mind. In fact, they solidified my stance even more.

Gun control does not keep you safer, which is a lesson we learned with the 2015 atrocity in Paris. No one had a firearm with which they could fight back.  They hid. And when hiding didn’t work, they were slaughtered. They were as helpless as a newborn kitten with its eyes closed. They were victims and weren’t even allowed a fighting chance to level the playing field.

It’s maps like these that make me more determined than ever to exercise my 2nd Amendment right and protect my family, wherever we go.

According to this mass shootings map, criminals are everywhere.  According to this mass shootings map, a jaunt to the mall, a field trip to the museum, walking into a bank, or going to a movie are all adventures that are fraught with danger. This mass shootings map doesn’t make me want to give my gun away. It makes me want to double up and avoid any place I’m not able to carry.

In fact, I think I’ll go throw a couple of extra magazines in my purse.

This article has been updated since was originally published Dec. 3, 2015.
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Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Kind of difficult to take an article trying to prove a point serious, when it cannot even spell correctly…. “Baloney sandwiches” I believe it is supposed to be “Bologna”

    • According to Washington State University:

      “Bologna” is the name of a city in Italy, pronounced “boh-LOAN-ya.” But although the sausage named after the city in English is spelled the same, it is prononced “buh-LOAN-ee” and is often spelled “baloney.” Either spelling is acceptable for the sliced meat product.

      Then there is the expression “a bunch of baloney.” “Baloney” in this case probably originated as a euphemism for “BS.” When it means “nonsense,” the standard spelling is “baloney.” People who write “bunch of bologna” are making a pun or are just being pretentious.

      If you prefer, Meriam Webster Dictionary says:

      Definition of BALONEY

      variant of bologna

      : foolish words or ideas
      Full Definition of BALONEY

      : pretentious nonsense : bunkum —often used as a generalized expression of disagreement

      So basically, I guess this means you have no argument about the content of my article. But by all means, ignore the validity of the entire essay because you incorrectly thought I spelled something incorrectly.

        • HA! Toe.

          ‘But by all means, ignore the validity of the entire essay because you incorrectly thought I spelled something incorrectly.’

          You two crack me up.

      • You go girl! Way to put the little bull dog, who’s full of baloney, back in his cage! It’s difficult to take people seriously when they argue illiterately, isn’t it?

        Great article, Daisy. The mass shootings list by President is really eye opening. I had never seen that before. Thank you for finding and sharing it with us.

      • Great article Daisy!

        What the media prefers not to admit or discuss…

        Gun Violence is Declining — EXCEPT in Gun-Free Zones

        “Increases in gun ownership correlated with drastic reductions in firearm-related homicides, but creating zones where law-abiding citizens are denied the ability to be armed for self-defense have allowed high-profile attackers to find easy targets.”

      • Love the WSU reference, coming from a family of Cougars! Very insightful article and some of my friends posted this on their facebook page. I rolled my eyes…

      • OOOPS!–didn’t mean to post the same message as yourself, Daisy–just responded to John’s brain-dead comment on the article before I scrolled down any farther…

      • Thank you Daisy for pointing out the juvenile complaint by a non critical thinker.

        And thank you for your comprehensive look at a flashy anti gun poster.

    • Both are correct, with “baloney” commonly used for denoting bs. Bologna is used more often for the sandwich meat.

    • It is poorly written, but spelling and grammar are the least of it. Those I can look past.
      While I agree with the position on gun control, this article does not convince me of the position. Something as simple as changing some of the labels on the “mass shooting” list to “mass murder” is just a big red flag that not enough research was done or cherry picking is being done to bolster a point.
      None of this is necessary since all the data points to this article’s stance on gun control to be logical. Articles like this just turns one off on principle. The contradictions in this article are many and troubling. To state that gun murders are down, and in the next paragraph to talk about how under Obama mass shootings are up, drastically? How are gun murders down if mass shootings are up so much? Why fluctuate between the two. The article is supposed to be about mass shootings and starts out with the point that the map doesn’t take any real data into consideration. Then the author proceeds to do the same thing, to bolster their own position. How can you call someone out for disingenuously using data, then do the same yourself?
      The whole thing reads like it was written by a high school student.

      • Um, perhaps because, while “mass shootings” went up under Obama, the actual abilities of the shooters to hit and kill their targets did not correlate with the shootings?

        Perhaps you would share your list of pundits who have NEVER made an error in their reporting? lol

    • Thank you,Miss Manners! “Baloney”, in common synonymous with “bullshit”. “Bologna” is a city in Italy, and the name of a common cold cut sometimes referred to as “lunchmeat”.

  • I couldn’t agree with you more, Daisy. Even though I believe you are giving too much credit to the government. As investigative reporters have been told often, “Follow the money.” This isn’t just about governmental power, capitalism is also very powerful and the $$ which flow with it even influencing our mass media. Watching the news about San Bernadino yesterday and watching how each major news covered it. Look further into who’s telling us where to look. As a journalist, you are more than aware of how we can be manipulated by words especially those which are used to raise our emotions.
    Great article.

  • I heartily concur. It’s like what a former Marine said
    to me at a recent gun show in Denver- “It’s better to
    have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone”
    Keep up the great articles!

  • What a warped analysis. Too many errors to make it worth rebutting, but it shows a lack of critical thinking. One reason mass several mass shootings have occurred under Obama (besides the fact he was handily reflected, giving him more time in office) is that the election of a black man whipped the paranoid, racist haters into a frenzy. Their extreme vitriol, their pseudo-Chtistianity and their echo chamber has encouraged hatred and a justification of violence towards him and anyone supporting him, which in turn has encouraged other wingnuts to actually take action. You might want to stick to prepping, and keep your politics to yourself.

    • It’s a lack of critical thinking to show statistics? I didn’t even pull a conclusion from those stats, because critical thinkers can do that for themselves. I showed a statistic that YOU don’t like.

      You’ve made no argument and no rebuttal. You called names, which is not an argument. You generalized, which is not an argument.

      While I appreciate your encouragement for me to scurry back to the kitchen. when it comes to things like this, politics and prepping go hand in hand. So, since this is MY website, I’ll continue to post my opinion on things that I find important. Please, feel free to read my article on Why Preppers Need Guns for further edification.

    • David,

      You mean other than Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, & George W. Bush who all served successive terms of office. Sounds like the warped analysis is yours. If you don’t like Daisy’s opinions or politics, why bother to read her blog?

    • Funny. Obama (and PBS) represent the Theocratic Universalism that has run the USA since long before its founding.

      Look up some of these listed “events.” It’s not difficult. What you’ll find is that most of these “mass shootings” are what Chicago regards as normal weekend activity in the Ravenswood neighborhood. You can guess what “occupation” most of the shooters and their victims hold, and what color is their skin. These are facts that belie the central dogma of the Universalist Cathedral, and so to utter them is deemed BLASPHEMY! How DARE you suggest that this has something to do with race! Racist! Homophobe! Christian Zealot! You shall be cast out of your job, sent to re-education, driven from polite society! Go back to the sewer from which you came!

      I’m quite sure Copernicus got a similar treatment…by similar types of people.

    • David’s comment sure does look stupid in light of everything.

      Do you suppose ‘David’ is a Bot, or a paid political hack?

      Oh but wait, I forget sometimes, we’re surrounded by people who can’t think critically (or, At All), don’t know history, and are A-ok with licking their masters boot.

      I cannot Even imagine being like any of that. It’s surreal to me that such people even exist. Were they all dropped on their heads as babies or are the toxic effects of fluoride and the fall-out from Geoengineering really That effective?

  • First, I admit, I am not usually a pro-firearm person; I have gone on family hunting trips and know how to shoot a rifle, but routinely carrying a gun is not the way I want to live my life. I think there is great danger in the ease in which someone can take another person’s life for something like petty theft or personal dispute. Even so, you make some strong points, and your blog is making me reconsider my position. This article made total sense to me up to the point where you linked the increase in killings to President Obama. You lost me on that one. The change in this country has been one of increasing inflammatory rhetoric, vigilante attitudes, and pro-extremism as justification for violence. Our moral compass has gone awry, and the issues are far too complex to blame on one person, who does not operate in a vacuum. It has been truly disheartening to see how much more divided this country has become, wherein people are not willing to work together, but rather, are determined to make each other fail. The world is a far more scary place now. How to stop the madness? Let more people carry guns? Change the president? I don’t have easy answers, but this blogpost only seems to fan the flames. I have enjoyed your site, but I am out.

    • I agree, Blythe. Daisy makes some good points, but her argument was not logical in many ways. Esp on blaming Obama.

      It should be noted that a concealed carry man was on campus near the shootings in Roseburg. He refused to take out his gun and go after the gunman because he assumed that other concealed carry people and the police would think he was a bad guy shooter and take him out. It could have been mayhem with all sorts of people shooting at each other.

      Also, most (something like 55%-60%) of these mass shootings are domestic violence events (as has been reported elsewhere). Some vicious, awful, man taking out his family as well as his significant other. Do you really think some poor woman would have been able to save herself from someone like this? When guns were already in the home?

      And if you want to talk about the money trail, how about the one where gun manufacturers pour huge money into the NRA, enough to control them.

      The increase in inflammatory rhetoric, vicious racism, and extremist rhetoric does not help anything and is much more un-american than I was brought up to believe.

      I say this as a kidnap victim at gunpoint many years ago. My having a gun would have gotten me and my friends killed.

    • Dosen’t Blythe’s comment just about sum up a multitude of ignorant people’s views? They think the world is scary and only by accepting a master/slave relationship can they be saved?

      He thinks that routinely carrying a gun is not, “the way I want to live my life” as if this changes the reality of a harsh cruel world in which he and those he loves are just bunnies grazing in a meadow under the eye of a hungry hawk. Do you think he still has a, ‘blankie’ to hide under and believes in magic wands to make all the evil in the world go away?

      He thinks there is great danger in the ease in which someone can take another person’s life, as if a baseball bat, a pair of fists, and any other number of ways to Murder By Number (que the punk band, The Police) is a difficult thing. Not too mention drones and Tomahawk missiles. Do you think a person like that ever senses the disconnect of his words?

      I’m telling you, if his comment is a reflection of real people, we’re surrounded by idiots who have no grasp on reality. I feel sorry for them, and especially, their children. …At least the welfare momma’s aren’t raising children as helpless as people like Blythe are.

      God help us.

    • Daisy did not “blame” Obama. She just showed the statics. I’m not sure why mass shootings went up during his administration, but the facts are the facts. Quite sure she didn’t make up the numbers.

    • “Our moral compass has gone awry,” Should read, “A significant number of people’s moral compass has gone awry.” Mine has not. Yours has not. But we need to carry to defend ourselves more than ever. These are perilous times and the people without a “moral compass” are becoming more numerous. Carrying a lethal weapon is an awesome responsibility, but self-defense is a God-given right. No one has a right to try to take your life. Someday, you may save another person’s life, if not your own. America is not like she used to be. God Bless.

  • Just wanted to correct one thing. This map gets its data from the shooting tracker which defines it as 4 or more people “shot”, not killed, which is how they inflate their numbers.

    Here is the part of your article I’m talking about: “It’s posted without any real criteria except for the fact that it is incidents in which 4 or more people are killed, including the initial perpetrator”

    And I put “shot” in quotes because they include incidents in their data where injuries were not due to being shot, but they count them anyway.

  • Daisy;
    I must repeat what I had said in your last article…
    “We (Canadians) do not have the ‘right’ to own a firearm, we only have the ‘privilage’, until such time as the government takes that ‘privilage’ away.” PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not let your government take your RIGHT away!!!

    • Dear Crazycanuck,

      RE: “We (Canadians) do not have the ‘right’ to own a firearm, we only have the ‘privilage’,

      You Do have the ‘right’. Rights cannot be ‘taken away’. It’s that simple.

      However; when your overlords use the term,‘privilage’ what they mean is: the People are punished for exercising their rights.
      Bully thugs are funny that way. Evil knows no bounds.

  • Good article with very relevant facts and figures, which is why those “elite” bloggers are starting to target you Daisy. I know your politics and prepper advice are good with me and probably millions of others in this still great country. Keep up the fine work.

  • It is a mainstay of current Universalist theology that “we’re all the same.” Every member of every race, creed or culture is identical (under the skin.) Any attempt to diverge from this Dogma is deemed BLASPHEMY, punishable by being labeled a Racist, Intolerant, Chauvinist (and being fired, labeled unemployable, and shunned from society.) Guardians of this Dogma look just like those who attacked Copernican cosmology in darker times. The more things change….

    It is thus blasphemy to point out that most of these “mass” shootings are in fact run-of-the-mill crimes committed by America’s underclass. It is extreme blasphemy to note the race of most of those involved. For example, a shooting in Rockford IL involving 5 people was the result of an underclass party where someone fired a single shotgun round into a crowd, causing only minor wounds.

    The goal is to conflate street gang warfare among people well known to each other with anonymous shootings that might affect Middle Class people. It is one more Lie With Data brick in the Left-collectivist wall. PBS is among our Modern clergy, tasked with fighting a growing groundswell of heresy among realists who rage under the groupthink of this Dogma.

  • Great article; will be sharing it with my poor brainwashed family members who think gun ownership should be banned. I’m almost ashamed of the fact that I will have a smirk on when they flail about trying to rebut…

  • Bless you for pulling this information together for me! I was just talking about this issue with someone and it was really frustrating to talk about it with them because they were using emotional arguements vs factual and of course had no desire to actually learn and debate this issue.

  • Thanks for the solid write-up. It confirmed a lot of the things I had vaguely suspected, but couldn’t quite define.

  • I totally used to agree with you and your analysis, because it totally makes sense! If you ban guns, then only ‘bad’ people can get guns, and now everyone else is screwed!

    But after more research, the statistics tell another story. There is a real clear relationship between gun ownership rates and gun violence rates. I think this article gives the best overview of the situation: (it gives two graphs, and basically shows that gun ownership and poverty play into gun violence, and poverty is more of a factor, but gun ownership plays a significant role too.)

    I personally don’t like guns, but at the end of the day I just want the policy that is statistically the safest. If it’s banning all guns, or everyone gets 2 guns, or, idk, when you buy a gun it comes with a free dinner coupon to Olive Garden, whatever has the best results should be the policy.

  • Wow, this is quite an essay. I was thinking about this issue just the other day and — BANG! Oh, look at that. I just shot you in the face. You were carrying a concealed handgun, but I had one too, right here in my jacket pocket, and I just shot you in the face before — BANG! Ooops. I just shot you again before you finished that sentence. BANG! Sorry, can you still reach your ankle holst — BANG! BANG!

    Well, no worries, I’m sure that another Second Amendment Hero will — BANG! — will calmly put down his RedBull-and-vodka — BANG! — and take deadly aim at me in the dark nightclub with the flashing lights and the pounding music and — BANG! — do the job of 11 SWAT team members — BANG! BANG! BANG! — in Kevlar.

    Thanks for helping me see this issue logically.

    • The article needs some updating Daisy. While I don’t mind a few old post, I think it really dates your article when you show so many old post. When I saw 35 responses I thought “Yeah” we have some great conversation going on this post.

      • I’m trying to cut out those 7-day weeks by updating an older, yet popular, article that people may have missed from years ago. Generally, I do this on Sundays to give myself a day “off.” 🙂

  • You forgot to include the current idiot serving as president. How many have occurred since he assumed office? I believe in the right to bear arms with background checks but I don’t believe in propaganda. You’ve posted some good articles in the past and I like your website but this is BS

    • The current President is indeed mentioned.

      “This article was originally written before Donald Trump became president, but as of 2018, there were 4 mass shootings under his watch.”

  • “You have an inalienable right as a human being to preserve your own life.” In fact ALL our rights are UN-alienable. “Unalienable: incapable of being alienated, that is, sold and transferred.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1523:

    You can not surrender, sell or transfer unalienable rights; they are a grant from the creator to the individual and are inherent in man, they can not under any circumstances be surrendered or taken. All individual’s have unalienable rights.

    Inalienable rights: Rights which are not capable of being surrendered or transferred without the consent of the one possessing such rights. Morrison v. State, Mo. App., 252 S.W.2d 97, 101.
    You can surrender, sell or transfer inalienable rights if you consent either actually or constructively. Inalienable rights are not inherent in man and can be alienated by government. Persons have inalienable rights. Most state constitutions recognize only inalienable rights.

    No right is inalienable only privileges.

    IF you are a descendant of a slave you have privileges not rights.

    I always ask the person do you know if your family was a family of slave, and remember at one point there were more Irish slaves then blacks. Blacks were field slaves and Irish were work hands.

    It is also questionable since the 1850’s if any amendment was truly ratified. After the war (between the States), the south was forced to return to the union, but did not do so by declaration.

    Ok, what does that mean? It means that the states who declared war, were forced to rejoin and never were rejoined as required by law.

    It means that most states who like Georgia, never became legally a state of the United States again, they only PRETENDED to do so. Those senators are not actually Untied States senators, but the independent state of Georgia. This is the list of states which resend from the United States and did not again return, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia & The District of Columbia.

    14th. Amendment
    to the U.S. Constitution
    Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
    Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,(See Note 15) and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
    Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
    Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
    Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

  • And….the govt. does not promise to save you from the shooters. And states that police are not under obligation to save you either. Our forefathers knew what they were doing with the second amendment. People who have been indoctrinated by the public school system and CNN don’t get it.

  • I had actually checked the numbers that they state to actual real truthful data. Surprise-surprise, they were wrong 92%. Talk about FAKE.
    When are we going to call them as they are……?

  • WHAT??? The media lying to us? I thought the media was just like the internet. Nothing but pure truth. (Sarcasm intended)

  • Looks like people are getting crazier as time goes on. If you don’t think so, just look around you.

  • The increase during the Obama administration is curious.
    I dont think it actually has anything to do with him being president per say.

    I think it could be we are seeing the result of our increasingly hyper-consumer, hyper-techo dependent, lack of connections to others in “real reality,” and not “virtual reality.” Lack of connection to nature could play apart of it too. Increased obesity, and consumption of ultra-processed foods could be a factor. Cubical jobs that produces only 1s and 0s and nothing really tangible. Flip a switch, did it ever really exist?

    I often wonder the US is THE first world country. We have just about everything we could want at our fingertips, delivered to our door.
    And yet so many of us are on some kind of anti-depressant it is showing up in our water, and even in the brains of fish.

    More and more are living paycheck to paycheck to include those in the middle class.

    I dont think an increase in shootings has any relationship to who occupies the White House. We are just seeing the results of a sick society, and the cause is our own doing in the hyper-consumer culture we pursue.

  • I gotta admit Daisy – the mental image, and then phantom smell, of a pile of baloney sitting in the hot sun was a pretty nasty one. Shame on you. 😉

  • ten times as many people die in falls as from gun violence.

    when will the left clamor for ladder regulations?

    repeal the law of gravity?

  • Every year, more than 2 million Americans suffer from serious adverse drug reactions. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these reactions cause about 100,000 deaths per year, making prescription drugs the fourth-leading cause of death in the country.

    Gee, I don’t hear anyone saying we should ban pharmaceutical companies. Enjoy those drug commercials every ten minutes on TV?

    Revelation 9:21 King James Version (KJV)

    21 “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries ( Greek=PHARMAKIA, English=PHARMACY), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

  • 300,000,000 prescriptions for psychiatric drugs written just in 2009.. Psychiatric drug gun control is a backdoor form of gun confiscation pushed by the actors of Infowars..
    Mental health as a weapon against the people is communist in origin..
    Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
    Deceptive Transformation: The Truth of Soviet Influence in America and Gun Control…The idea of using mental health as a weapon against the people is communist in origin, and the social sciences, or the studying of human behavior has its roots in early twentieth century Russia when Ivan Pavlov developed his “classical conditioning” theories.

  • Daisy,
    You nailed it.
    I love seeing someone correct an Author and end up being corrected themselves.
    Nothing better than Proving a Fool
    He’s Really a Fool.
    Great Job !

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