Friday, June 30, 2017

A New Argument Concerning Gun Control

A traditional argument for restrictive gun control is that guns are disproportionately used in murder in the U.S.  There were 48,620 actors in the U.S. as of 2011; there were 132,930,000 workers in the U.S. as of Dec. 2011.  Actors were thus .03% of the American workforce.  Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated, one by an actor.  Actors are therefore grossly disproportionately overrepresented among presidential assassins.  I guess banning actors would make as much sense as restrictive gun control.

Just kidding, but useful next time an actor jumps on the gun control wagon.

1 comment:

John said...

Lots of, actors there. I wonder how many make their living acting?

I remember reading thatthe screen actors guild has 20-25,000 members but only a couple thousand whose primary income is from acting.

Apparently the guild has a great insurance plan

John Henry