Yet another major university study on gun crime/fire homicide in America proves what we all privately know (and what Family Guy in the show’s infancy dared admit in the guise of a joke), yet dare not publicly speak – guns don’t kill people, dangerous minorities do.
Here’s an interesting piece on gun violence.
Take away the astroturf games like the so-called grassroots organization(s) that sprung up (by magic!) out of Newtown and you wind up with a truly ugly truth when it comes to gun violence in this country: Most of it is gang-related, most of the gangs are in our inner cities, and our President, along with the rest of the so-called “mainstream media”, simply refuses to address any of it.
The bottom line, it you don’t want to read the article is: That inner city gangs which are involved in the drug trade and made up of mostly minority young men, selling to mostly minority customers who get much of their income from the welfare state, are the violent to protect drug profits. These profits are outsized due to government prohibition of drugs.
I will add that gun violence has nothing to do with the right to keep and bear arms, the National Rifle Association, nor so called assault rifles nor standard capacity magazines. I heard the other day (sorry I don’t have a link) that more people in the US are killed with hammers than with rifles.
In China a man when nuts and stabbed 15 students and 1 teacher in a school. A mass school stabbing. See, it’s not the guns – it’s the nuts. One does not need a gun to cause mayhem.
GUANGZHOU, China – A man wielding a knife broke into a primary school in southern China and stabbed 15 students and a teacher Wednesday, the same day another school attacker was executed for killing eight children last month, police and state media reported.
Update 4/29/2010: Here’s another one
Update 4/30/2010: And now there are 3 in 3 days. This time a hammer was used.