Much like everything Jim Carrey says and does nowadays, this is GROSS.
The man is so blinded by hate he has completely lost the ability to think rationally… which is why he comes up with absolute bullcrap like this:
10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell. pic.twitter.com/o68JXxWlUX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 4, 2019
“10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell.”
The vast majority of these gun related deaths are suicides. There is absolutely no evidence that restrictions on guns would curb suicides, as those desperate enough to end their lives would likely find another way to do so.
As for the gun related deaths that are not suicides?
According to Daily Wire:
The Washington Times reported that McConnell’s presence in the senate has had no effect on gun-related deaths in the United States. “In 1983, the year before Mr. McConnell was first elected to the U.S. Senate, there were more than 31,000 gun deaths in the U.S., the outlet reported.”
In 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, there were 39,773 total gun deaths. That year had the highest total gun deaths since 1968, the earliest years for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has data. The Pew Research Center looked into the numbers in August:
This was slightly more than the 39,595 gun deaths recorded in the prior peak year of 1993. Both gun murders and gun suicides have gone up in recent years: The number of gun murders rose 32% between 2014 and 2017, while the number of gun suicides rose each year between 2006 and 2017 (a 41% increase overall).
Gun suicides reached their highest recorded level in 2017. But the number of gun murders remained far below the peak in 1993, when there were 18,253 gun homicides – and when overall violent crime levels in the U.S. were much higher than they are today.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was the Senate Majority Leader in 2017, but he was not in that position in 1993. That position was held by Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-ME) that year and in the years preceding.
Further, the high number of gun deaths in 2017 does not include a look at the country’s population. Pew reported that the rate of gun deaths in 2017 was 12 per 100,000, “the highest rate in more than two decades, but still well below the 16.3 gun deaths per 100,000 people in 1974, the highest rate in the CDC’s online database.”
Essentially, the numbers prove that gun related deaths cannot be tied to the political party in power, and CERTAINLY cannot be tied to Mitch McConnell.
…but none of that matters when you’re as filled with hate as Jim Carrey is.