And again… Figures lie and liars figure… This… From the Oklahoman…
IN its efforts to advance gun control measures, the Violence Policy Center compiles data to bolster its policy positions. We have no problem with that. But in doing so, the center has connected dots that don’t line up while obscuring key data that undermines their positions.
In its recent report, “U.S. Gun Death Rate Jumps 17 Percent Since 2008 Supreme Court District of Columbia v. Heller Decision Affirming Right to Own a Handgun for Self-Defense,” the Violence Policy Center examines gun-death data for all 50 states.
Full OpEd, HERE.
And John Lott put out a new study on illegal immigrants based on 32 years of data from the Arizona Prison System…
We calculate shares of the prison population based on the age at which the criminal entered prison. So undocumented immigrants between 15 and 35 make up 2.27% of the total population and 7.94% of convicts. While the legal population between 15 and 35 represents 26.7% of the total population, they account for just 54.7% of the legal population in prison. Young undocumented immigrants make up a 71% greater share of their group’s share of the prison population relative to their group’s share of the general population than the same ratio for legal residents.
The full article at National Review is HERE.
Of course the Cato institute and others are melting down… HERE is one example. I simply cannot believe the lengths the left is going to, to paint the DACAs as ‘contributing’ citizens… No question there are a few percentage points that actually DO contribute, but not ALL of them. Lott’s is one a group of reports, almost none of which are carried by the MSM, that show similar breakdowns of the data for crimes, welfare, etc.
What happened to taking care of America and American citizens first? Why should ‘my’ hard earned money go to these illegals so they can live off the dole???