Is Gun Violence an Epidemic?

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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 01:49 AM
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a reply to: TiedDestructor

The thread is called Not One More!-and yes I have been told such your psychic powers are a bit off but thats ok Im ten thousand miles away




posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
Is Gun Violence an Epidemic?



Guns are not violent and are not the problem, mental illness is.

Unfortunately we can't seem to regulate, or tax it, and as a society we put little emphasis on understanding it.
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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 07:02 AM
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I think its always been (since the dawn of privately owned firearms by the masses) as many gun accidents and crimes committed we simply hear about more of it.

What might be a famous shoot out in 1960 in one town, two towns over never heard of it etc.

tweets, internet, 24/7 news even facebook. Crime sells and people like the controversy to argue about at the lunch table.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 07:36 AM
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I am by no means " the bottom rung". I am a white male, and I probally own more firearms than you can carry in two trips back & fourth to your car. Call me what you want. I am a collector and appreciate fine firearms and older firearms from yesteryear. Does that alone dump me off into the "nut crowd" or the "bottom rung dwellers" NO it does not.

Take away the firearms & the unstable will turn to knives, take away the knives the unstable will turn to clubs & ball bats, take away the clubs & ball bats...the ubstable will use a rock. We gonna take all the rocks away as well? The firearm is a tool in the hand of any who weild it. So is a knife, a club, a rock. Just no difference .







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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 10:30 AM
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The government is not in the business of punishing evil people. They are in the business of punishing good people for the things evil people do. That will never change.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: tmeister182
The government is not in the business of punishing evil people. They are in the business of punishing good people for the things evil people do. That will never change.
Yes and no. It's kind of a double edged sword. Evil people get punished, but we suffer the efx; after more laws are passed; making us more "evil", by default. People that don't obey are the "evil ones", in this system.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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Counted in the numbers of homicides is justifiable homicides.

These justifiable homicides are cops shooting criminals AND THE PUBLIC SHOOTING CRIMINALS in self defense.

These account for up to 1/3 of homicides.

plus of the number of homicides only about 67% WERE WITH A FIREARM. the rest were with other weapons.

www.fbi.gov...
www.fbi.gov...
www.huffingtonpost.com...

The numbers of justifiable homicides in some states show there gun laws are working.

States like Florida ,Texas and Arizona have had big drops in crime since they changed there gun laws.

then there is excusable homicides.
If someone ran up to you on the street, knocked you to the
ground, and you pulled out a gun and shot them, this would
be an excusable homicide. Why isn't it a justifiable
homicide? Because you weren't in danger of death or great
bodily harm.
also some accidental shooting are listed as excusable homicide
ie hunting accidents where the victim was breaking the law like not wearing high visibility vest where required.
or entering on property with out permission and being shot by accident. ie shooting ranges



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 03:34 PM
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Nope. Morons are an epidemic in this country.



posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 04:42 AM
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Gun violence is not an epidemic...mental issues are! I've said it a thousand times and everyone seems to ignore this fact that you are talking about a SYMPTOM of a PROBLEM. Attempting to cure the SYMPTOM does nothing. Curing the PROBLEM fixes it, and the SYMPTOMS. The PROBLEM is mental issues, ignorant handling and prescribing of mind altering drugs and a complete lack of any government body to wish to solve anything. Because if you solve something...you loose one of the things you are needed for.

Have you seen the commercials? "May cause suicidal thoughts or actions". And the drug cures nothing, but attacks the symptoms of what...a pimple, a rash? Really? It seems that every drug has the same warnings anymore which means it is messing with your mind and how your brain functions.

So...just a thought. When you prescribe a drug that messes with someone's mind, maybe a little observation is required? Maybe a weekly question and answer session to see if it is affecting the person in a bad way? You know...actual doctoring?



posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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Gun violence isn't an epidemic.

The US has a firearm homicide rate comparable to that of the third world. However, most of the violence happens somewhere else, to other people's kids, to kids from other races, bad kids, kids that deserve it.

So, like the Brits in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, you have "an acceptable level of violence" that can be compartmentalised and explained away.

Gun violence isn't an epidemic.



posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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Guns are convenient. I would look much further than guns however. To Big Pharmacy.

These are just a Small portion of sites, each with dozens and tens of dozens of shooters and the drugs they were taking.... kind of hard to dismiss..


clashdaily.com/2013/04/psychotropic-drugs-the...mass-murders Cached
Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, ... How many mentally ill people not on psych drugs are out perpetrating mass murders? ... pharmacy (n ...



Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The Last 20 Years Shares One ...
www.ammoland.com/2013/04/ever Cached
Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The ... The following list of mass shooting perpetrators and the drugs they were taking ... I’m certified in pharmacy, ...



More coverage: 4 killed in Medford pharmacy shootings - Newsday
www.newsday.com/news/.../more...pharmacy-shootings-1.2972433 Cached
More coverage: 4 killed in Medford pharmacy shootings. ... arrested in connection with the quadruple homicide at Haven Drugs Pharmacy in Medford, ...



Psychiatric Drugs and Mass Shootings - Political Hotwire
politicalhotwire.com/...drugs-mass-shootings.html Cached
Psychiatric Drugs, Anti Depressants and Mass Shootings Violence, Killing Sprees & Psych Meds Part 1: ... and may often call it into the pharmacy without even an exam.



Psychiatric Drugs and Mass Shootings - Page 2
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Thread: Psychiatric Drugs and Mass Shootings. LinkBack. LinkBack URL; About LinkBacks ; Bookmark & Share; ... and may often call it into the pharmacy without even an ...



What's Causing These School Shootings - Guns or Psychiatric ...
curtiscrx25.newsvine.com/_news/2012/12/16/15952471-whats... Cached
Psychiatric Drug Use Spreads. Pharmacy Data Show a Big Rise in Antipsychotic and Adult ADHD Treatments. ... Psychiatric Drugs and Mass Shootings .



Man threatens mass shooting at pharmacy to get drugs - KCTV5
www.kctv5.com/...mass-shooting-at-pharmacy-to-get-drugs
A man made off with a considerable amount of prescription drugs after he threatened to kill everyone inside an area Walgreens. The man told the pharmacist that he ...
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posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
Here's a chart to further illustrate my main point:



A bit off topic maybe but, isn't 92 around the same time that gangster rap went mainstream? Possible correlation?
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 05:53 AM
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Mornin',

Gun violence (as the OP phrased it) is most certainly not an epidemic.
You know what is?
Perscription Anti-Depressants...

-Peace-
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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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MSN is now trying to claim there have been 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook even though the number was debunked, only CNN corrected the number to 15. ABC/NBC have continued to push the stat even after they have been called out on it and think progress got upset about CNN correcting their mistake. Now that Every Town/Mom Demand Action For Gun Sense have nanny Bloomberg backing them they are getting people in the MSN to lie for the "greater good". The leaders of Mom's Demand Action have admitted to having armed guards every where they go when promoting gun control, they don't think it's hypocritical.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 06:21 AM
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Found some more interesting facts and numbers as to how Americans view the second amendment. It seems pretty cut and dry:

65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny-Rasmussen




Not surprisingly, 72% of those with a gun in their family regard the Second Amendment as a protection against tyranny. However, even a majority (57%) of those without a gun in their home hold that view.

Many gun control advocates talk of the right to gun ownership as relating to hunting and recreational uses only.

While there are often wide partisan differences of opinion on gun-related issues, even 54% of Democrats agree with 75% of Republicans and 68% of those not affiliated with either major party that the right to own a gun is to ensure such freedom.


This was from January of 2013.
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