The science isn’t settled

While it’s true many environmentalists take a dim view of lead bullets and are sloppy with the facts regarding them this report is certainly subject to debate even though there is some truth to it:

Highlighting increasingly dangerous conditions within the city, a new study published Monday by Northwestern University’s Department of Environmental Studies revealed that approximately 75 percent of the air in Chicago is now composed of bullets.

The authors of the study suggest “that Chicago’s 2.7 million residents stay indoors whenever possible in order to minimize their exposure”. But I am of the opinion they should prosecute their politicians, legalize recreational drugs, prosecute and jail gang members, let the disarmed victims shoot back, and the air would clear up naturally over the course of a year or two.

7 thoughts on “The science isn’t settled

  1. Hmm. You’d want to calculate the mass of the air within the city limits, settling on some average height, temperature, humidity and pressure, and see how many in- flight bullets, of some average mass, would be needed to reach 75 percent of the combined mass. Figuring some average time in flight, you could then come up with a total number of shots fired per minute, etc. Jeeze, no wonder there’s an ammo shortage.

    Anyway; theonion is an excellent source of reliable information.

    • Well, the DPRK certainly thinks so — they’ve quoted Onion stories on multiple occiasions, not realizing they were satire. . .

  2. This parodies half of one of my pet peeves of certain gun ban advocates: “Look at all those murders in Chicago, New York, Washington DC and LA. We have to do something! We need to ban guns!” Never mind that (1) these places already have the most stringent laws on the books with regards to guns, and (2) despite these laws, a good portion of the air consists of lead from flying bullets.

    It’s as if they took Joe’s One Question, and applied it in reverse: gun bans don’t work, so we need to ban guns everywhere!

  3. AGREED ! The best way to suppress lawlessness is accurate return fire. The present policy of pissing into the wind and whistling past the graveyard have clearly prove ineffective over the long run. To continue along those lines is insanity, which is exactly the reason it is advocated by Liberals.

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