31 Dec 12
These sage and sobering comments from my friend and colleague, Dave Grossman:
“Chicago’s murder-rate is actually much, much worse than it looks! We must constantly keep in mind the fact that the murder/death rate is being held down by medical technology! A major University of Massachusetts/Harvard study told us, if we still had a 1970s level medical technology, evacuation technology, and notification technology, the murder/death rate would be three to four times what it is currently. And, that research is already a decade old!
While the murder rate goes down nation-wide, it goes up in Chicago, in spite of the huge leaps in life-saving technology, as noted above. Because, they have denied citizens the single greatest murder-prevention, life-saving technology: guns in the hands of the law-abiding.”
My comment: Dave is right! I neglected to factor-in this fact in my last Quip. “Murder/death” rates in Chicago were technically higher than currently several decades ago, but, in truth, the rate is higher today than it has ever been, because of advanced treatment of the wounded, as noted, both in the field and in hospitals. In fact, we currently teach many of these techniques, pioneered by courageous ER physicians like “Doc Gunn,” in our “Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds” Program.
With regard to the “hidden agenda” of pseudo-sanctimonious anti-gun liberals who make Chicago’s record-breaking murder-rate possible, these starkly honest comments from Stanislav Mishin of Pravda:
“Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect people from maniacs and crime, but, in reality, it is bureaucrats protecting their own power and position… Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh no, they do not! What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock-step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in the hands of those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear!”
Mishen can see so clearly what is going on currently in America. So many arrogant and naive Americans foolishly refuse to see it, at their peril!