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Forum Post: A child in U.S. is THIRTEEN times more likely to die in a gun homicide than in any other industrialized nation

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 17, 2012, 1:11 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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Children in states with lax gun laws are 10 times more likely to die from a gunshot.

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[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

I don't understand how NRA supporters deal with such a stat.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

This is interesting chart: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/10/gun-crime-us-state

Looks like DC is the highest by far, how perfect is that?!

And also, while many states with lax laws are high, all of the extremely low ones have almost zero gun regulations, like Wyoming and Dakota. I think this goes long ways in proving that it may be a 21st cultural thing.

Which is funny, because Im from Rochester NY and did a cross country trip through the heartland once and I was more nervous in the middle of no where than I was back home by far haha.

[-] 1 points by Theeighthpieceuv8 (-32) from Seven Sisters, Wales 1 year ago

DC bans all assault weapons, including the semi-auto handgun, and yet violence within a grenades throw of the White House is twice that of any state in the nation.

Well, I'm glad it's working out so well for them.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

They pretend it's hard when all they have to do is require insurance, and all we have to do is hold some people accountable, maybe this time they will sue the gun maker, raise the issues of the economic loss and why should non firearm owners have to pay? All car owners are required to carry insurance so there is money available to pay doctors and survivors that way the taxpayer don't get stuck as they would in many cases, so why not for guns too?

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

We love our guns more than our children, not all countries do that.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 1 year ago

It is just incredible. It does seem that we love our guns more than we love our children.  Comes from the constant pumping of fear from mainstream media and nihilism of consumer culture I suppose.  I guess my hope is that we begin to realize that we, the millions or Americans who see through the propaganda and gauze of materialism, have the power to redefine the narrative for our fellow citizens who are under the spell of the 1% narrative.  These two links, which you may have seen, offer my vision for how we can redefine that narrative and how we have the power to do so:  "WE DON'T SEE THE POWER WE HAVE IN OUR HANDS" http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-dont-see-the-power-we-have-in-our-hands-to-tran/ AND "CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: Newsflash - Another world is possible" http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-message-to-all-the-well-meaning-democrats-and-re/

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (6000) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Until people start voting out people with perfect NRA ratings then we have no one to blame but ourselves. A perfect score from the NRA should get you defeated but what gets you defeated is going against the NRA.

You can't be a 100% in the pocket of the NRA and be helpful here, you've done enough damage already with the votes that got you that 100% rating so we will know in 2014 which we love more.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/19/us/politics/nra.html?hp

http://votesmart.org/interest-group/1034/rating/1299#.UNGh2eQmd8E

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/17/where-the-senate-stands-on-guns-in-one-chart/

Great chart for those in MO

http://www.sacmo.org/nra_ratings.htm