originally posted by: blargo
Here is another metric that contributes to what people think about increased gun violence, School Shootings Over Time
Really interesting data for US going back to the 1800's. But here is what caught my eye:
Decade #of incidents
2010's 98 so far
That is a HUGE uptick of school shootings.
originally posted by: Metallicus
The main reason gun violence is so popular right now is that the media and people like us give it so much attention. Attention is the main thing these people want and we continue to give it to them with no end in sight.
The real question is if media sensationalism is causing an epidemic in gun violence? I think the answer is yes.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
I only disagree with you because the definition of poverty has changed over the years. Of course anyone who points out this fact is immediately labeled a hater or greedy or some other emotional mumbojumbo buzz-term because this fact is inconvenient for certain politically minded folks to address. 30 years ago, poverty meant no phone, no cable, no car (or a POS car and no $$$ for gas), no fashions, and often no smoke and no drink. I will say someone who is "poor" may be able to have some of the luxuries I mention today... but impoverished? Hell no.
I would also say that, if we're no longer 1st world, why in the blue hell is there an ever increasing exodus of iullegals barging into the US?
originally posted by: kosmicjack
I don't know...but I'm ready to put up a fence and separate the two factions. Let gun advocates reap what they sow and leave the rest of us alone. After a while, we'll be able to take down the fence....
originally posted by: TiedDestructor
a reply to: Xtrozero
Considering such a small percentage are killed by gun violence imagine how much smaller the percentage is of people who actually commit gun violence.
There is a percentage of people who sexually enjoy being pissed on.
However, as disturbing as this is to me, it's no more relevant.
originally posted by: projectvxn
Here's a chart to further illustrate my main point:
originally posted by: Shadow22
80% of gun homicides are gang-related. According to the Center for Disease Control.
Stay armed, my friends
Estimates over the number of defensive gun uses vary, depending on the study's population, criteria, time-period studied, and other factors. Higher end estimates by Kleck and Gertz show between 1 to 2.5 million DGUs in the United States each year. Low end estimates cited by Hemenway show approximately 55,000-80,000 such uses each year. Middle estimates have estimated approximately 1 million DGU incidents in the United States.
originally posted by: khnum
a reply to: blargo
I have been told by several posters that their inaliable right to own a gun exceeds others right to life,The US will never fix the problem I note with due interest the concealed carry guy who tried to intervene at Walmart got himself killed sort of a spanner in the most common argument but I digress,there is a scene in Reservoir Dogs where everyone has a gun it doesn't end well.