Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop arm is a great landing at the wrong airport. The Trace’s journalists are, indeed, journalists. They uncover actual, honest-to-God facts about guns and firearms-related injuries and deaths — and then ignore or manipulate the data to suit their paymaster’s civilian disarmament agenda.
Check out the chart above. Considering the revelation that firearms are used in only six percent of suicide attempts, what’s your takeaway?
Mine: suicide prevention efforts centering on restricting access to firearms are a gross misallocation of resources. Money, time and effort would be far better spent trying to help potential suicides in general, rather than focusing on the means contemplated or used.
Anyone insisting that civilian disarmament is an “answer” to suicide (e.g., To stop suicides, restrict gun access) — is hiding their true intentions.
Which is The Trace’s stock in trade. They cherry pick facts that support gun control, and then arrange them to promote support for its implementation. As if you didn’t know . . .