Facts have an anti-gun bias

This is instructive:

Gun violence is just one of many factors contributing to lower US life expectancy, but the report took on urgency because it comes less than a month after the shooting deaths of 26 people at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents. None of the 16 other countries included in the review came anywhere close to that. Finland was next, with slightly more than two violent deaths per 100,000 residents.

The National Rifle Association did not immediately return calls seeking comment about the report, but in the past gun-rights advocates have fought any suggestion that firearms ownership has public health implications, and they have won cuts in the government’s budget for such research.

The NRA is so sure that guns aren’t the problem that they are against research to see if guns are part of the problem. Facts like this are obviously biased:

The researchers said there is little evidence that violent acts occur more frequently in the United States than elsewhere. It’s the lethality of those attacks that stands out.

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