Media and Guns

Discussion in 'Media' started by HomeInspect, Dec 27, 2012.

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    Funny how this isn't front page news every time it happens. Our extremely bias mainstream media will be the first to report a child shooting his friend with an unsecured handgun, but you never find stories like this. In fact when you google the title, the entire first page shows it on nothing but right wing news venues or gun support sites.

    CA Homeowner Shoots and Kills Armed Home Invader, Wounds 2 Others as Children Have Sleepover | Guns Save Lives
     
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    It's the death toll in Chicago from gun violence and the crickets from the media that is most fascinating.


    Occasionally you get a bleep on the radar screen but for the most part there has been no outrage exhibited like there has been over Newtown.

    I believe the media have been so silent on this issue is because Chicago rates I believe in the top three cities for extremely restrictive gun laws.

    I read in the Columbus Dispatch that Chicago aka the murder capital of America actually has the strictest regulations.

    Maybe some one can confirm that.

    So this situation where the death toll in Chicago has outpaced American troop deaths in Afghanistan goes against the media's narrative for more gun control and stricter legislation.


    Chicago grapples with gun violence; death toll soars

    CHICAGO — Flags flew at half-staff all across the winter-draped city last week to honor the dead in Newtown, Conn. The massacre was unspeakable, and yet Chicago counts far more homicide victims every month — many of them young people — than died in the carnage in Connecticut.

    Their deaths usually go unmarked.

    Since Jan. 1, Chicago police have recorded 2,364 shooting incidents and 487 homicides,87 percent of them gun-related. Shootings have increased 12 percent this year and homicides are up 19 percent.

    Young people are often targets. In the school year that ended in June,319 Chicago public school students were shot, 24 of them fatally. The total does not include school-age children who had dropped out or were enrolled elsewhere.


    Chicago grapples with gun violence; murder toll soars - The Washington Post
     
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    The large metropolitan areas that have the highest murder rates are ALWAYS those with the strictest gun control.

    The bottom line here is that the bleeding heart liberals want to DISARM the rest of us, so they can have unfettered CONTROL over the rest of us.

    Since very few of the anti-gun nuts have ever TOUCHED a gun, much less pulled the trigger of one, and are inherently wimps and cowards, all they have as a weapon is CONTROL.

    The leftist cowards have NO IDEA what kind of deadly shitstorm they are creating.
     
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    Chicago has their tough, albeit ineffective, gun laws and also did one of those turn-in-your-guns-for-money programs just a few years ago. And yet back in October they exceeded the homicide total for all of 2011.

    Yeah, more and stricter gun laws is the answer. At least to the lefty morons of the world.
     
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    Other than the use of guns as an instrument... what do they have to do with each other?

    You do understand the difference between murder and random carnage, do you not?
    If so, why the phony comparison? Drunk driving wasn't working out?

    But in a way the point is well taken; we have on the order of ten thousand gun homicides a year, the homicides on the streets being a major player therin. And yet we still have denialists, some quite nearby, doing their part to deny we have a "gun culture". Maybe he'll read his own thread. Maybe a light will go on.

    ::sigh::
     
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    You're trying to pretend you don't understand the significance of the fact the Chicago has the strict gun control laws that you believe will end gun violence, but it obviously isn't working there. It takes true determination to pretend to be that stupid.

    The term "gun culture" is meaningless to most people. It has some kind of sinister overtones among liberal morons, but all it really means is that people in the United States are allowed to purchase guns.
     
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    Or this:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-q2zHIovOE]Boy Uses Dad's AR-15 to Shoot Invader - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    There are many advantages to the free availability of guns.
    1. The bad guys get plenty of opportunities to clean up each other.
    2. If someone wants to clean you up, you get the chance to clean them up first.
    3. The most efficient birth control method, used for centuries.
     
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    Yeah, funny thing about that story, the first reports had a lot of 'unconfirmed' in them. And then the story completely dropped of the radar, everyone's radar. If you find anything with any updated facts I would be interested in reading it.
     

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