Monday, July 23, 2012

This Pleases Me.

I'm seeing the Dead Goblin Count showing up as a link to a lot of forums discussing the CO shooting. Folks are using the DGC exactly as intended - to highlight just how often that firearms are used to defend innocent life. I can't take credit for the DGC - I'm continuing the work that Kim du Toit started with the count - but I'm happy and proud to keep it going. I'd like to extend a HUGE "thank you" to everyone that sends me stories - you folks provide me with the vast majority of DGC additions.

I'd also like to point out Weerdbeard's Gun Death files - for stories of people injured or killed by means other than firearms, as well as Barron's State-Sponsored Criminal Count - for stories of the very reason our Founding Fathers sought to include the right to keep and bear arms. Check these guys out, and if you come across any stories that fit into their compilations, let them know. I like to think that these three lists are the "Second Amendment Trifecta" - my list shows that people do in fact use firearms to protect themselves; Weerd's list shows that even in the absence of firearms people find ways to hurt and kill others; and Barron's list shows that there is a very real and valid reason for keeping arms in the hands of the people.

Thanks to Weerd and Barron for their lists and to everyone that sends us articles!

That is all.


LC Scotty said...

Sean Sorrentino also deserves props for highlighting criminal backgrounds of various murderers in his neck of the woods. He really drives home the point that the overwhelming majority of gun violence is caused by people who should already have been behind bars.

Suz said...

Sharing on FB. Thanks for this.

Weer'd Beard said...

Yeah these lists are just super useful giving a debate an orgy of evidence, so I decided to pick one up for myself!

Glad people are getting good use out of it.

Also another +1 for Sean's lists

He has "Felons behaving badly"

and his "Paradise" series

Ed said...

Also let us not forget that when people have severe mental health issues, expect the unexpected. For example, the $400 Million in damage from arson to the submarine in drydock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out Jay. It is much easier when folks send me incidents for the count to get added to the list.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Sean... Good guy too!