Friday, July 11, 2008

Dumbest. Question. Evah.

PaddyMac has a post up today which cites some stats about how assaults are supposedly higher in Britain than in the United States. He ends this piece with the dumbest question I've seen in a long, long, long time:
And ask yourself: Why might those inclined to assault someone feel that
much less risk in Britain than in a country where one's victim might be

He answered his question in the first paragraph of his post:
As everyone knows, you're far more likely to be murdered in the United States
than in Britain, which so nicely has banned guns, which as we know are the cause
of violence.

In other words, those that would feel inclined to assault someone are much more likely to just shoot you in the U.S. of A. And given the number of gang related shootings, in which everyone is seemingly carrying a gun, albeit illegally, it does not appear that knowing that the intended victim is probably, not just possibly, armed does one damn thing to slow down the shooter.

Even more to the point, I would definitely consider getting shot to be an assault on my person.

And if one checks out the link that he so kindly provides us, you can see that murders in the USA is almost equal to the amount of assaults in Britain. And while neither is a pleasant thing to experience, I would much rather deal with someone trying to hit me, than someone trying to shoot me.

Some days, he just makes this job too easy.

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