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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 02:32 PM

While we were all distracted by Covid19 and Trump this happened:

Homicides increased 50% .

Mass shootings (4 or more shot in one incident) increased by 66%.

Shootings of children under age 18 increased by 20%.

Reported accidental shootings increased by 20%.

Overall deaths by gun rose by 25%.

All above numbers are increases 2020 over 2019 and were tabulated in October 2020 leaving another two months to add to these numbers.

These numbers are only for DEATHS from firearms, the number of injuries is often 3-4 times higher. Did you know that, aside from the human cost, the average gun injury costs taxpayers $1,000,000?

There is no vaccine for this ongoing epidemic. It takes us, you and me, to do something about it. Support an anti violence organization today. Give money and time, attend meetings, write letters to the editor and to your elected representatives.

https://www.thetrace.org/2020/12/shootings-data-philadelphia-cleveland-chicago-gun-violence/

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 05:40 PM

1. Great find flamin lib

Quote from the first page of the linked article:

A Historic Surge in Gun Violence Compounds the Traumas of 2020

In over a dozen cities, homicides rose by 50 percent or more this year. Its very likely that these increases are larger than any on record, said one criminologist.


The Second Amendment is way past due for a re-write to clear up the nonsense that it allows concealed or open carry in the public venue, or that everyone (regardless of documented violent behavior) is entitled to own a gun, or that government can not legislate the ownership and use of a gun in the public interest just like any other dangerous product.

The only idiots that champion and scream for the policies stated above are those that definitely should not be allowed to own guns: "proud" boys, racists, homophobes, drug and alcohol abusers, wife abusers, and card-carrying, KKK right-wing terrorists.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 05:47 PM

2. Hurt people hurt people.

Excellent article. Thanks for posting.

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