Take a look at the National Safety Council’s statistics on your odds of dying.

I’m not even on the “guns” yet. There is a basic flaw with this chart, and that flaw is the assumption that the event that causes your death is random- that is, they are assuming everyone is equally likely to experience one of the events. So looking at “opioid overdose” for example, if you don’t take opioids, your chances of dying of an opioid overdose are exactly zero.

Now that we have exposed the flaw, note that “guns” is the only cause of death that is listed as an object, and not an event or action. You will also note that the math doesn’t work. Firearm assault and accidents aren’t even close to equaling your odds of dying from “guns.” Doing the math, there is a 1.1 percent chance of being killed by “guns,” but your chances of dying from a firearm assault or accident are only 0.049 percent. The other 0.61 percent? That is from suicides. So you cut your chances of being killed by “guns” if you take the simple step of not comitting suicide. We see that on the next line, where you have a 1 percent chance of killing yourself.

Taking other steps, like not being a gang banger, a drug dealer, or a violent criminal likewise reduce your risk of death by “guns,” but we won’t mention that because it doesn’t fit the agenda. This is a great example of how people can be mislead by what appears to be solid facts and mathematics applied in a scientific appearing article, when it is really just hokum that is designed to manipulate the reader.


Strider Aragorn · October 9, 2023 at 12:46 pm

Breaking-There is a 1000% certainty that no one here gets out alive. (h/t-Jim Morrison)
Just like control freaks ending up controlling nothing the bubble wrap mommygov keep me safe Kabuki is pointless.

Don W Curton · October 9, 2023 at 3:51 pm

Always remember, if you live long enough, the chances of death are still 1 in 1.

Also looks like heart disease and cancer will eventually get you, if nothing else does first. And covid? Is that dying FROM covid, or dying WITH covid? Yeah, I got a pretty good hunch on the answer for that one.

Birdog357 · October 9, 2023 at 6:22 pm

Ten percent chance of dying from covid? That’s utter bullshit. Less than 7 million total deaths according to WHO out of 8 billion people. That’s less than one tenth of one percent.

Pat H. Bowman · October 10, 2023 at 8:38 am

As stated in a meme on the internet–which is about as credible as that chart–The odds of being killed by an opossum with a belt fed machine gun are low…but never zero.

Aesop · October 10, 2023 at 5:05 pm

It’s worse than that:
The numbers are simply outright lies, with zero statistical basis in fact whatsoever.

They overstate the prevalence of gun deaths by 60%, for but one example.
COVID, OTOH, never rose above a 3% mortality in any one year, didn’t exist for any of the last 50 years, and is on track to kill no one for the next 50 years either.
You can’t extrapolate one bad year into a lifetime likelihood, unless you’re retarded, and learned Common Core math from retarded teachers. But I repeat myself.

The colloquial name for this is “bullshit”.
Putting it in a table doesn’t change that chemical composition.

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