During the height of the Mickey debacle, a few posters made the observation that many Mick supporters had a FaceBook page featuring some toy dog, or even (the horror!) A CAT.
Forget about Per Se pit bull support. Why do toy dog owners, cat owners, and even petless people support MICKEY?
Mick received massive support across all segments of the population because MICK is a DOG. It is THAT simple. Thanks to a 80 year social engineering project by dog lovers, it is now politically incorrect to critique ANY dog for ANY reason! It doesn't really matter if its ALL dogs, a SUB-SET of dogs (i.e. pit bulls) or an individual dog (i.e. Mickey, Goose, Gus, etc... etc... etc...).
Always remember Commandment #5:
Thou shalt offer no unkind words against Dog, nor shalt thou lift a finger against Dog for any reason.
It is now a basic social value* that we love each and every dog unconditionally. Since it is a given that the dog's behavior does not matter, how can the dog's parentage matter? If we cannot blame a dog and/or the owner for what it ACTUALLY DID DO, how can we blame it for what it might do?
[*A basic social value is something that EVERYONE is expected to adhere to. Examples would be: Finish school, get a job and always wear clean underwear.]
Therefore, when you push for a pit bull ban you are speaking the unspeakable. You are shoveling against the proverbial tide of Dog Culture. The statistics you put forth are nothing but noise: Is not Fido the arbiter of every outcome? Is not the victim always to blame? Are not the interests of Dog always the overriding consideration? Who cares how many lives are taken by Dog when those lives do not matter, and indeed are Dog's to take?
If you want to get traction on BSL, you must first undermine the dog culture. You must destroy the notion of Dog's overriding superiority. BSL becomes a no brainer upon realization that Dog is NOT a sacred animal NOR is Dog a person. Indeed, Dog has no more right to occupy our spaces than anything else with more than 2 legs. Dog exists to serve us, NOT the other way around. When the rights of a person and the interests of Dog intersect, Dog loses.