Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Father of the Year / Jerk of the Week
I normally reserve my unrepentant cruelty for people I know, but this jackassery cannot stand. The culprit? An idiotic father who got his 10 month old baby a gun permit. He just made my jerk list. Jerk!
Some would say that having a gun in the house is a good way to keep your family safe. I would say that having a gun in the house is a good way to put your family at risk for accidents.
1. As of 1997 handguns have been almost completely banned for private ownership in England.
2. In 2005/06 in England, only 6.6% of reported homicides were committed with firearms, one being with an air weapon.
3. By comparison, in the United States in 2000, 70% of the homicides involved the use of firearms.
4. People can come up with statistics to prove anything. 40% of all people know that.
5. Think about it.
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