Justifying Concealed Carryby al vennemeyer on 05/12/12
mathematics of “statistical analysis” is extremely accurate however the input,
and results, of this information is based upon human judgment thus, at times, causing
doubt about its validity. Most people
enjoy playing lottery games of chance even at continuous loss of hard earned
money. Perhaps it’s time to do what is
ignored by most people and look at the “odds” but; it’s fun just to salivate
over what you would do if you became winner of the $656 million dollar lottery
that took place on March 30 of this year.
(The actual cash payout of $474 million went to three winners which may
not be settled as of this date.)
We all like to think about winning, which is a good thing that provides hope and fantasies about a breathtaking new lifestyle, but, at some time after we need to come back to “reality” and recognize the $1.5 Billion dollars spent by Americans may have been spent more wisely plus the odds of winning the (above) lottery were one in 176 million. It’s 20,000 times more likely that you will die in a car crash rather than win the lottery.
life is a game of chance that urges us to make decisions based upon
probabilities. We exercise safety while
driving our automobiles to avoid a slight chance of getting killed. Concealed Carry is nothing more than a,
self-protection, safety measure for decreasing the odds of being killed. Even if your gun is never used, thank
heavens, it provides comfort in knowing that you have an effective deterrent.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics noted
4.8 homicides per 100 thousand residents in 2010 and The
Book Of Odds stated chances of women being robbed were 1in
690 and for men 1 in 297 (interesting to note it is greater for men). We all have ways of justifying our beliefs for
example; some people think concealed carry is paranoid and unnecessary yet buy
lottery tickets with expectations of winning…it doesn’t make mathematical
sense? The bottom line is that you’re
much more likely to be a victim of crime rather than win the lottery.
In the end, we all do what we want and logical reasoning becomes optional, but, CJCI’m saving my lottery money for that 38 +p ultralite and that lc9 and …and…
I know the fantasy will become real when I save enough cash, to make the odds 100% in my favor declaring this Dude is a “Winner”.