The Truth About Crime Statistics and Gun Violence!

The Truth About Crime Statistics and Gun Violence!

There has been a lot of mistaken reporting in the mainstream media about the statistics surrounding violent crime and a tremendous bias towards what reporters are calling “assault weapons” and the deaths they cause.  Certainly the death of school children is an emotional issue and people should be angry about it.  However, the sudden focus on banning guns and controlling guns is all wrong here.  The person who allegedly perpetrated the school shooting in Newtown was mentally ill and was reported to have left his assault weapon in the trunk of the car he drove to the elementary school that day.

If that is the case then why are the politicians not up in arms about the state of mental health care?  Why don’t they scream about scrutinizing the track record of mental health professionals and pharmaceutical companies?  Why is there no focus on the fact that overall violent crime rates rise in areas where there is the strictest gun control?

Here is a graphic comparing the number of deaths by the so called assault weapon used in the recent mass shooting and other causes like a hammer or medical malpractice.  You are more likely to die by shopping at your local hardware store, walking in your kitchen, driving on the street, or visiting your doctor.

The bottom line is that these tools are not the violent items they are portrayed to be in the media.  It is the people who use them with malicious intent that are the real problem and deserve the focus of government and media attention!

That is my opinion, let me know your thoughts on the subject.

To Your Surviving and Thriving,

MaryAnne Morcos, The Urban Survival Chick

The Urban Survival Chick

MaryAnne Morcos, has been dubbed by the media as “The Urban Survival Chick.” She is an NRA certified firearms instructor, physical therapist, and hypnotherapist. She leads powerful workshops and seminars that enable executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, and families to “Refuse To Be A Victim” and protect themselves and their assets when it matters the most. When you train with the Urban Survival Chick you will learn her 3 P’s of personal safety and survival: Prepare, Prevent, and Protect! Prepare your inner game and confidence to handle emergencies and threats to your safety. Prevent dangerous situations from happening to you and your family. Protect yourself and those you love when it matters the most. To read her full Bio CLICK on the ABOUT tab. To get more information about The Urban Survival Chick and how to train with her visit the following sites: Visit The Urban Survival Chick’s Blog: Subscribe to the Urban Survival Chick’s Youtube Videos: Find MaryAnne on Facebook: Follow MaryAnne on Twitter: Sign up for a Firearms Class: