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    I'm compiling a list of all the people killed by firearms in the US this year,
    2012. I want to see how many people (innocent or otherwise) die by guns in one single year in America. Its to further strengthen my argument that guns should be illegal, or at least heaviliy restricted.

    If anyone has anymore to add, please post them.

    I'll start with this one:

    LOGAN, Ohio -- A dispute over whether a terminally ill woman should have been given tea and toast or an orange apparently upset her husband so much that he shot and killed two of her sisters and his son before killing himself, a sheriff said Tuesday.

    The sick woman, 59-year-old Darlene Gilkey, who's dying of cancer, witnessed the shootings from a hospital bed in her living room but was uninjured, Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North said.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1004361

    Such a petty dispute and now four people are dead. A terminally ill woman has lost her husband and carer. How confused she must feel. I do wonder if there hadn't been earlier arguments about this. It sounds rather ridiculous that someone would kill three people, then himself just because he wanted his wife to have a piece of fruit.
    At the same time, if he was her full time carer, he should decide what meals she has - no one else.

    Initial reports that said that Mrs. Gilkey was shot were wrong, and the report was modified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    I'm compiling a list of all the people killed by firearms in the US this year,
    2012. I want to see how many people (innocent or otherwise) die by guns in one single year in America. Its to further strengthen my argument that guns should be illegal, or at least heaviliy restricted.

    If anyone has anymore to add, please post them.

    I'll start with this one:



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1004361

    Such a petty dispute and now four people are dead. A terminally ill woman has lost her husband and carer. How confused she must feel. I do wonder if there hadn't been earlier arguments about this. It sounds rather ridiculous that someone would kill three people, then himself just because he wanted his wife to have a piece of fruit.
    At the same time, if he was her full time carer, he should decide what meals she has - no one else.

    Initial reports that said that Mrs. Gilkey was shot were wrong, and the report was modified.
    You point is moot to me. You have no say in my laws on US soil. Buh bye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    I'm compiling a list of all the people killed by firearms in the US this year,
    2012. I want to see how many people (innocent or otherwise) die by guns in one single year in America. Its to further strengthen my argument that guns should be illegal, or at least heaviliy restricted.

    If anyone has anymore to add, please post them.
    What a coincidence! I am actually putting together a list of people who have died by aspirating/choking on food in one single year in America. I'm doing this to further strengthen my argument that solid food should be illegal, or at least heavily restricted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    I'm compiling a list of all the people killed by firearms in the US this year,
    2012. I want to see how many people (innocent or otherwise) die by guns in one single year in America. Its to further strengthen my argument that guns should be illegal, or at least heaviliy restricted.

    If anyone has anymore to add, please post them.

    I'll start with this one:



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1004361

    Such a petty dispute and now four people are dead. A terminally ill woman has lost her husband and carer. How confused she must feel. I do wonder if there hadn't been earlier arguments about this. It sounds rather ridiculous that someone would kill three people, then himself just because he wanted his wife to have a piece of fruit.
    At the same time, if he was her full time carer, he should decide what meals she has - no one else.

    Initial reports that said that Mrs. Gilkey was shot were wrong, and the report was modified.
    Mak, why the interest in only US firearms deaths? Aren't there deaths caused by firearms in Australia and I'd reckon nearly every other country in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Bourne View Post
    Mak, why the interest in only US firearms deaths? Aren't there deaths caused by firearms in Australia and I'd reckon nearly every other country in the world.
    Yeah, but if we put each firearm death in a new post for Australia and only firearms deaths each post the thread would actually take a while to get locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drj90210 View Post
    What a coincidence! I am actually putting together a list of people who have died by aspirating/choking on food in one single year in America. I'm doing this to further strengthen my argument that solid food should be illegal, or at least heavily restricted.
    If pro gun wackos are over represented in choking deaths then we are on a roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drj90210 View Post
    What a coincidence! I am actually putting together a list of people who have died by aspirating/choking on food in one single year in America. I'm doing this to further strengthen my argument that solid food should be illegal, or at least heavily restricted.

    It comes from being perpetually indignant about the modern world and the people in it. When saved by being slapped on the back, they shoot their saviours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    I'm compiling a list of all the people killed by firearms in the US this year,
    2012. I want to see how many people (innocent or otherwise) die by guns in one single year in America. Its to further strengthen my argument that guns should be illegal, or at least heaviliy restricted.

    If anyone has anymore to add, please post them.

    I'll start with this one:



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1004361

    Such a petty dispute and now four people are dead. A terminally ill woman has lost her husband and carer. How confused she must feel. I do wonder if there hadn't been earlier arguments about this. It sounds rather ridiculous that someone would kill three people, then himself just because he wanted his wife to have a piece of fruit.
    At the same time, if he was her full time carer, he should decide what meals she has - no one else.

    Initial reports that said that Mrs. Gilkey was shot were wrong, and the report was modified.
    Mak, I will save you the trouble. There are approximately 30,000 gun related deaths - people dying from gunshot wounds caused by intentional homicide, accidents, and suicide, reported in the US every year.

    Your thread will be an unconscionably lengthy one if each incident is to be represented. I think there is a 500 post limit on threads, so you would not get past .016 of the incidence.

    Leave our trans-Atlantic cousins to their guns, and be grateful that we live in a different sort of society. To each his own.
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    If you're gettting your information from anti gun groups then those stats are going to be manipulated. In the past they've listed gang related deaths in the 'children dying from gun incidents'. That's a tad dishonest in my opinion. You never hear anything about how many lives are saved by the target victim having a weapon or in the cases of these young people having guns and potentially saving their own lives. It's amazing to me that the citizens of other countries would willingly give up their god given rights to protect their own lives and property.

    In the initial post you never mentioned whether the shooter had a registered weapon or if he was a concealed carry owner. In other words...where did the gun come from?
    Last edited by MisLed; Jan 11 2012 at 04:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makedde View Post
    I'm compiling a list of all the people killed by firearms in the US this year,
    2012. I want to see how many people (innocent or otherwise) die by guns in one single year in America. Its to further strengthen my argument that guns should be illegal, or at least heaviliy restricted.

    If anyone has anymore to add, please post them.

    I'll start with this one:



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1004361

    Such a petty dispute and now four people are dead. A terminally ill woman has lost her husband and carer. How confused she must feel. I do wonder if there hadn't been earlier arguments about this. It sounds rather ridiculous that someone would kill three people, then himself just because he wanted his wife to have a piece of fruit.
    At the same time, if he was her full time carer, he should decide what meals she has - no one else.

    Initial reports that said that Mrs. Gilkey was shot were wrong, and the report was modified.
    It will be about 30,000 over the year if you count suicides.

    The killing wasn't about the fruit. It was probably the last straw after months of stressful existence.

    Also, the husband shouldn't have been allowed guns by law. He was a convicted murderer. He had been convicted of murder in 1974 and assault in 1986. Had the criminal justice system not been so lenient, he should have been in prison.

    From your quoted article (page 2):
    Paul Gilkey served a decade in prison beginning in 1974 for killing a man in Athens County in May of that year, according to court records. He also had a 1986 arrest for felonious assault, according to the Hocking County sheriff.
    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    --C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.

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