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Anti-gun Promo Blackfires

The lamestream media told you:

Gun deaths and gun violence are a national scourge that must be met with strict common-sense gun laws, to prevent rampant violence in society. Everyone is affected, so everyone must be subject to controls.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In an effort to prove the "news" myth paraphrased above, The Baltimore Sun, which features standard anti-gun-rights bias in its reporting, published an interactive map of homicides in the Baltimore area.

Unfortunately for its inventors, the map only confirms what rights advocates have been declaring for decades -- it's not a gun problem, it's a demographic problem -- with social, economic and geographic components the political community refuses to admit. If they did, the fundamentally demographic nature of the enigma would emerge, and despite the horrifying facts, they would risk being called bad names.

The maps say it all. The data sets here are for all of 2007, Baltimore area, all forms of homicide (blue is choking, green is blunt force, red is shooting, black is stabbing, white is undetermined).

And don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger, blame the newspaper for letting the dirty little secret out -- it's not a gun or murder problem, it's a demographic problem.

These Baltimore Sun maps show a terrible problem but do not clarify who the murderers are.

Baltimore Sun map of PEOPLE murdered, 2007:

 Page9Folder Pagenine-Images Baltimoremurders2007 Baltimore2007All

Baltimore Sun map of BLACKS murdered, 2007:

 Page9Folder Pagenine-Images Baltimoremurders2007 Baltimore2007Blacks

Baltimore Sun map of WHITES murdered, 2007:

 Page9Folder Pagenine-Images Baltimoremurders2007 Baltimore2007Whites

"The lack of diversity is blatant and appalling," said one unidentified observer. Another suggested the results could reflect the city's makeup, but whites outnumber blacks there by more than two to one (3.5MM to 1.6MM). You can pick your own data and see the Baltimore Sun's results, for time periods, races, ages, homicide types, genders and more. Play with the map yourself, it's fun.


In those Baltimore Sun maps I posted of murders by race, I stupidly quoted the population of the state instead of the population of Baltimore. D'oh! The ratio is different, but the anomaly of blacks killed to whites killed is still a stunning rebuke of the widely promoted myth that "gun violence," is the core issue, instead of the "untouchable" demographic and socioeconomic problem. Thanks to Phil Lee in Arizona for spotting the error.       

Maryland White 3,573,922; Maryland Black 1,656,615 (2007 Est); Baltimore County White 541,197; Black 192,446 (2007 Est); Baltimore City White 205,982; Non-White 445,172 (2000). All figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Well, this is just terrible. The federal authorities should step in and see that more whites are murdered, in order to achieve a racial balance. If necessary, we could subsidize murderers or let the Charles Manson girls loose in the neighborhood.

Not really. This map, in fact the entire column, gives us facts and not the usual misleading news reports that I hear from so many people. Keep up the good work.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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