Tuesday, February 16, 2010

___ of the Day

Tweet of the Day:

PressSec wow - in a less than 30 hours almost 17K of you are following - amazing - watch out Kim Kardashian!

Stat-oid of the Day:

During the first year of [Obama's] tenure as president Americans bought a record 14 million+ guns.

That’s more than 21 of the world’s standing armies – combined.

No doubt this will be bandied about by us libtards, but the story goes a little deeper:

Does any of this really mean anything? The chart shows that the number of background checks holds in a steady range of 8.5 to 9 million per year from 1998 through 2005. Then an 11% jump in ‘06, a 12% jump in 2007, followed by a 13% jump in 2008. So the 10% increase in ‘09 sales is not terribly dramatic, until you realize that it represents a 56% increase over the number of guns sold in 2005.

(h/t: Riley Waggaman)

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