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Frederick (Rick) Schutte
(Democratic candidate for state Representative District 10) chats with us on today’s show.
It never fails, a mass shooting happens in America and the gun hate groups come out and scream “gun control” by some measure. Let’s look at the simple facts.
The simple facts are:
There are roughly 330 million people in the United States. According to the FBI of the year 2013 there were 12,253 murders. That means: .004% of the United State population was murdered. (This number includes guns, knifes, fist beatings, drowning, etc.) Out of this number 8,454 people were killed by some type of gun (rifle, handgun, other gun)
The rest of the murders, 3799 people were killed by other means. (fighting, knives, poison, blunt objects)
Remember, gun ownership has been increasing over the last 20 years with murder rates dropping.
There were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2014 in which 32,675 deaths occurred.
This means: .009% of the United State population died in a car accident. **More people died in a car accident than by murder.
Does this sound horrible? Yes, when you come pair it to countries like the U.K. which has a population of 64 million people, France population of 66 million and Australia population of 23 million.
We have 14 times more people living in the US than Australia and 5 times more people than France.
If you look at the U.K. murder rate, it seems you have a better chance dying by murder there than in the U.S.
Mere weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas pressured Ohio Gov. John Kasich to get out of the race for the Republican nomination because he had no mathematical chance of winning.
“If you want to stop Donald Trump, there is only one campaign and only one candidate who has done so repeatedly and who has any plausible path to do so,” Mr. Cruz told a local Utah television station before that state’s contest last month.
“For Kasich, it’s mathematically impossible,” said Mr. Cruz, curling himself into a pretzel that has since hardened and just crumbled into little pieces this week.
That is because now the exact same thing can be said of Mr. Cruz and his hopeless campaign.
As of this week, it is mathematically impossible for Mr. Cruz to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. His only hope at this point is if he can sway enough unpledged delegates to his camp.
According to Mr. Cruz’s logic from last month, real estate developer Donald Trump — the only candidate with a path to the nomination — is the only Republican who should remain in the race.
That was then. This is now. That was for John Kasich, not Ted Cruz.
Florida is a last ditch effort for Rubio to win and stay in the race but it doesn’t look good for him. The RPOF has lost the republican voter. Early voting has started and exit polls that have been released shows Rubio may be the RPOF favorite but not the voter.
Let’s use some common sense on what you have seen from the candidates in this area of Northern Florida.
- Personally, I have only seen Trump and Sanders campaign signs in the area. No Cruz, Rubio or Clinton anywhere. Which tells me, there is no major support for them.
- Trump has made an appearance within a 100 mile of this area, that a voter could see him in person. Twice.
- Trump has a local support group. That is active. Even though the local republican parties support Rubio, they have to stay silent. (their rules before a primary.)
- Rubio did campaign in this area last year but it was a closed event with very poor advertisement and support. They couldn’t fill the building.
- Local news agencies remember all of the request they sent Rubio to make a statement on issues that concern Florida and Rubio refuse to say anything. Now people are wondering why he get’s no press.
- People have forgotten he is one of our Senator. Polling shows this.
Florida is projected to go to Trump by a very large margin. With the lack of Cruz campaigning in Florida and the lack of support for Rubio, we have to agree.