If ABC news really cared about stopping violence don’t you think they would focus on the REAL cause of gun violence instead of leading their viewers to believe some very twisted statistics?
In what could have been an excellent opportunity to focus on parents teaching their kids proper gun safety, the program instead opted to go after gun owners while using statistics which ignored 80% of firearm injuries.
In 20/20’s new special called “Young Guns” Diane Sawyer uses statistics about gun violence that pertain to 17, 18, and 19 year olds but then shows children who are 4 and 5 to maker her point that parents should not have guns in the home.
The Crime Prevention Research Center said that 80% of all firearm injuries are related to violent crimes, and most of these crimes are perpetrated by violent gang members and criminals that are 17-19. ABC decided to use statistics which applied to what most of us would call adults and instead inserted children to lead viewers to misinterpret the data.
But the great disservice is ignoring the fact that gang activity and not gun accidents among young people is the real problem. Why is that not the focal point of the gun argument? Because crime is not the real enemy of major media outlets. Gun owners are. The very fact that gang members are armed and obtain their guns illegally only makes a stronger case for law abiding citizens to own guns to protect themselves.
According to the Blaze,
Citing CDC statistics, ABC reports that 98 “kids under age 18” died from accidental shootings in 2010, which is actually “trending down from 150 deaths in 2000 and 417 in 1990.” That means there has been a radical drop in accidental shootings from 1990 to 2010.
It’s not exactly clear why ABC used “kids and teens under the age of 20″ for gun-related injuries and then “kids under the age of 18″ for gun deaths and accidental shootings. Not using the same type of data sets can make it hard to truly interpret the statistics. The CDC classifies ages 1-14 as children and ages 15-19 as youths.
Need more proof that the ABC special “Young Guns” is way off base and just a biased attempt to demonize gun owners? Watch Dana Loesch go after the 20/20 show using actual facts instead of twisted statistics.
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