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Gun Related Deaths In America 2012

Discussion in 'Gun Control' started by Makedde, Jan 11, 2012.

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  1. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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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:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/terminally-ill-woman-watches-husband-kills-sisters-son-sheriff-article-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.
     
  2. Hate_bs

    Hate_bs New Member

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    You point is moot to me. You have no say in my laws on US soil. Buh bye.
     
  3. drj90210

    drj90210 New Member

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    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. :roll:
     
  4. Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    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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    Panzerkampfwagen New Member

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    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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    If pro gun wackos are over represented in choking deaths then we are on a roll.
     
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    Iolo New Member Past Donor

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    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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    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. :mrgreen:

    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?
     
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    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):
     
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    Ayuh,... This thread looks like a Liberal Progressive circle jerk,...

    Complete with erroneous info...:omg: Who'da thunk....
     
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    Yes, guns should be banned for the misuse of less than 1%.
     
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    The opinions of foreign anti-gun lunatics holds no water here in America so you are wasting your time.
     
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    Wolverine New Member Past Donor

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    Um.... Makkede is far from lunacy.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    Anyone who wants to ban guns is a lunatic.
     
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    LOL! We are not 'here in America'. We are all in cyber space and on an international discussion board. So I expect everyone's opinion to be judged upon whether it is logical and reasoned, not upon his citizenship. No reasoned discussion is a waste of time. Knee jerk reactions are. :mrgreen:
     
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    ??? Not sure what you mean by this. You are not focusing on my concern of the thousands of aspiration/choking deaths that plague this great country of ours. There is nowhere in the Constitution that states that we have a right to eat chewy steaks, bony fish, and hard candies like Jawbreakers. Such food items are the assault weapons of the culinary world and should rightly be banned.

    Anyone who disagrees is clearly a right-wing anarchist with no compassion for his fellow man/woman. I hope I have convinced some of you to stop the madness and join me and my "Puree-only" crusade.
     
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    But I bet you believe your country has every right to police the world.
     
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    What a good idea. It's a very altruistic view you have to ensure your countrymen and women stay healthy.

    Alcoholic beverage is much better for the palate as the overweighted plates cannot take care of the masses.
     
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    No one has ever been killed by a firearm....
     
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