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Eye Opener - United States Ranks 31st In Gun Deaths. Not Great but Not The Worst.

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posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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February 20, 2018

This was surprising to learn. At #31, the United States ranks quite a ways down the list of countries, when it comes to the number of GUN DEATHS per 100,000 citizens. We are not as violent of a country, as the News Media wants us to think we are.

Low levels of gun violence, seem to correlate with economic prosperity:

Take countries with the top indicators of socioeconomic success — income per person and average education level, for instance. The United States ranks ninth in the world among them, bested only by the likes of Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Iceland, Andorra, Canada and Finland.

Those countries all also enjoy low rates of gun violence, but the U.S. has the 31st highest rate in the world: 3.85 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016. That was eight times higher than the rate in Canada, which had .48 deaths per 100,000 people — and 27 times higher than the one in Denmark, which had .14 deaths per 100,000.
SOURCE with Global Charts: www.npr.org...

If greater "prosperity" brings less gun-violence, you'd think that the United States would be more in line with Canada. I think our prosperity levels are about equal, aren't they?

Instead, as the chart at the link indicates, the United States is more like IRAQ and THAILAND, when it comes to the number of murders by gun.

-CareWeMust




posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:04 PM
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Wow we rank #1 out of the Banana republics, USA USA.

K~



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: aethertek
Wow we rank #1 out of the Banana republics, USA USA.

K~


Exactly! Where’s our trophy?

Guys, we’re just slightly better than Iraq!!!



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Did you even read the website, it in no way paints the U. S in a good way, if anything drives home just how bad it really is.



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: carewemust

Did you even read the website, it in no way paints the U. S in a good way, if anything drives home just how bad it really is.


That was rhetorical right.


K~
edit on 20-2-2018 by aethertek because: jh



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:12 PM
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Yes, lets strip our law-abiding fellow citizens of their Constitutional rights because of someone with mental illness did something crazy. Never mind that it won't change a damn thing because it doesn't solve the real problem.



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: carewemust
Facts brought to us by NPR even. Now the Liberals cannot question the source. They are honor bound not to say anything against NPR



Low levels of gun violence, seem to correlate with economic prosperity:

That is the base reason
So , firearm control - no.
How about poverty control ? - yes . Except you can't legislate poverty.
Take away the numbers from Chicago , Detroit and 2-3 more long time Democrat controlled cities and I wager the US drops near the bottom....

edit on 2/20/18 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: carewemust

Did you even read the website, it in no way paints the U. S in a good way, if anything drives home just how bad it really is.


Worse than some...better than others. It's a relative comparison, like the unemployment rate. 5% is too low for some, too high for others.



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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What's not rhetorical is that many Parkland School students are FAKING their SORROW and ANGER.

Check out these MSM Camera ON, vs. MSM Camera OFF photos, from today...

LINK: twitter.com...

edit on 2/20/2018 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog



Low levels of gun violence, seem to correlate with economic prosperity:






One more way to consider this data: The IHME also estimates what it would expect a country's rate of gun violence deaths to be based solely on its socioeconomic status. By that measure, the U.S. should only be seeing .79 deaths per 100,000 people — almost five times less than its actual rate of 3.85 deaths per 100,000.

www.npr.org...


So what's the wildcard?

K~



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:25 PM
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Here is some info on what happens when you take away guns. Look at the conclusion at the bottom of the article. The organization is a think tank that analyzed evidence on this subject, it is based out of Canada I think. www.fraserinstitute.org...



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog


Liberals don't dispute that American's are prone to committing, and also being on the receiving end of gun violence. Especially in the cities.



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares With Other Countries


I stopped right there.

Anything that follows those two words is bull snip.

If you want to play this game.

Drug overdose is Drug violence.

Rape is crotch violence.

Drunk driving is car violence.

And the list goes on.

People can twist numbers to mean anything they want.

Political neologisms like Gun violence has only one objective.

Fear mongering to scared you in to submission, and let REICH WINGERS take your RIGHT away.
edit on 20-2-2018 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: aethertek

Wow , I was hoping you could come up with more than a one liner that actually contained a logical , reasonable rebuttal
Oh , well



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Gothmog


Liberals don't dispute that American's are prone to committing, and also being on the receiving end of gun violence. Especially in the cities.

Didnt say they did...



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

There was no "rebuttal".

I posted another conclusion based on economic variables in the report & asked what the cause or wildcard may be for the discrepancy.

K~



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: aethertek

We see the same phenomena all across the world. Groups of people put on a show for the media all the time.



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: aethertek
So what's the wildcard?

K~


Seems that the US has taken in a lot of folks from the 30 countries with higher per capita murder rates than the US (in reality, where total murders are considered, the US ranks 98th in total murders... but this is 2018 and we have to overclassify everything, so let's only care about murders committed with firearms, ya?) One has to wonder, non-PC question though it may be, if the US has fallen victim to some additional baggage all these immigrants have brought along with them. Did the US allow a few too many carriers of violence to enter the country, creating a contagion we are now witnessing?



posted on Feb, 20 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: aethertek

So people go nutz cause they're poor?

That sum it up?

The Vegas shooter by all accounts was a one percenter.




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