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How to reduce Gun violence without gun control

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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 12:05 PM
People only focus on the "mass shootings" because they're highly-publicized.

People generally don't focus on the day-to-day violence that occurs in poor parts of every city in America that accounts for the insane crime numbers and overall murder rate because that violence is not highly-publicized.

People don't focus on the stories of people defending themselves from harm with a lawfully-carried gun because those stories are not highly-publicized.

The media controls your perceptions unless you do your own research.

If the violent crime committed by gangs and poor people, primarily poor black people, was removed from the equation, the US would have a "normal" murder rate right in line with the rest of the first world.

The issues are poverty and the culture that has embraced crime as a way to cope with poverty. People who are able to provide for themselves with a decent job generally don't steal and/or sell drugs.

The media has decided to ignore the issue of crime among poor black communities so they shift the attention to gun control and mental health because those issues can't be construed as racist.

As long as we aren't willing to talk about the primary causes of crime and murder in the US, the problem will only get worse. The publicized "mass shootings" are a drop in the bucket comparatively and very difficult to combat because nobody wants to say "this guy seems nuts and probably needs to be locked up."

Ultimately, political correctness is responsible for our problems because we refuse to even talk about the true causes lest we "offend" someone. Don't assume that I'm saying the problem is with black people. The problem is with poverty and, unfortunately, there are numerous black communities that have been subjugated and "swept under the rug" because no one wants to address their problems.

Wealth inequality, joblessness, social handouts enabling joblessness, and a culture of disregard for the covenants of a polite society are the root causes of America's crime/murder problem.
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posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: KnightFire

C'mon up! One well known gun store owner when asked by myself why he didn't seem to be short ever? He told me..."money". Quantity orders consistanly keeps the stock up.

True, he may limit 2-3 boxes per purchase...but you can take them out to your car and go back in a couple more times, same day.

Price you stated for you is about right, but we run about $4-5 a box less.

Thanks for replying!


posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 08:50 PM
There is no such thing as 'gun violence' dunno why that made up term get repeated so often.

Guns do not go off by themselves.

When the 'mob' finally wakes up that some people in society have a propensity towards violence, and those individuals ALWAYS will.

The laws written doesn't stop it. The more LAWS written on things Still doesn't stop it.

Because the simple fact is human behavior can not be legislated.

posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 12:28 PM
this sounds easy, here is the issue with this page.

One would think that when a person is in obvious denial, that they need help. Oh no not in America, if you are in denial that you have an X chromosome, not only do people not think you need help but will give you a TV show.

If a guy can know he is a lady. Then how do you tell the TV shooter that he doesn't know that "swing by" or "in the field" isn't a racist comment.

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