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Article: Not a Gun violence problem

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Post by rtschl » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:01 pm

I did a quick search, but didn't see this posted. Colion Noir penned the following article on December 30th. America Does NOT Have a Gun Violence Problem

https://www.hookandbarrel.com/featured/ ... e-problem/

He talks how he got into guns as he hated them and talks about the real problem: suicide and gang violence

I think it’s fair to say, for something to be a national problem, epidemic, or whatever questionably hyperbolic adjective you want to use, it would at least be in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. but gun violence is nowhere to be found on that list. You want to know what is, though. Suicide.

On average, 36,383 people die from guns in this country annually. Of that 36,383, 22,274 are suicide while 12,830 are homicides. Twenty percent of all firearm homicides occur in the 25 largest U.S. cities. Of the 12,830 homicides in the U.S., nearly 81 percent occur in urban areas. That’s a nice way of saying the ghetto or inner-city. So essentially, if you don’t live in an inner city, your chances of dying from gun violence is incredibly low.
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Post by Grayling813 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:29 pm

Excellent article.
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Post by montgomery » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:41 pm

No such thing as gun violence ... wish we would quit feeding the enemy with terms for sound bytes.

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Post by rtschl » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:19 pm

montgomery wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:41 pm
No such thing as gun violence ... wish we would quit feeding the enemy with terms for sound bytes.
Yep, that's the point he is making.
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Post by montgomery » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:42 pm

rtschl wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:19 pm
montgomery wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:41 pm
No such thing as gun violence ... wish we would quit feeding the enemy with terms for sound bytes.
Yep, that's the point he is making.
Right. And my point is we use the term here in post titles and comments. "Gun V-" is the N-word of the pro-gun community.


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Post by flechero » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:32 pm

montgomery wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:42 pm
"Gun V-" is the N-word of the pro-gun community.
QFT! That's the best analogy I've heard in a long time.


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Post by montgomery » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm

flechero wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:32 pm
montgomery wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:42 pm
"Gun V-" is the N-word of the pro-gun community.
QFT! That's the best analogy I've heard in a long time.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:30 pm

montgomery wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:42 pm
rtschl wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:19 pm
montgomery wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:41 pm
No such thing as gun violence ... wish we would quit feeding the enemy with terms for sound bytes.
Yep, that's the point he is making.
Right. And my point is we use the term here in post titles and comments. "Gun V-" is the N-word of the pro-gun community.
:iagree:

People don't talk about "Vehicle violence" when referring to those killed by criminal acts involving automobiles (such as DUI). Guns are tools. Just like vehicles. When tools are used irresponsibly or with evil intent, the problem is the irresponsibility / evil intent. The problem IS NOT the tool used.
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Post by anygunanywhere » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:17 pm

I’ve never seen a violent gun.
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Post by crazy2medic » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:07 pm

anygunanywhere wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:17 pm
I’ve never seen a violent gun.
I know what your saying, my 1911 just rides peacefully in it's holster when I'm out and about, when I get home it just lays there on the nightstand sleeping peacefully!
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