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An Average of 86 Gun Deaths per Day

  1. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    For those who can turn a blind eye at 1000 death in or about a month will not be moved or swayed by NBCnews report pertaining to gun violence.

    NBCnews took a holiday weekend to look at gun violence and its report illustrated that there is about 86 deaths per day with regards to guns. Clearly with 86 deaths per day are people still saying only insane people are using guns?

    Something is seriously wrong with Americans who hold owning guns more important than human lives. The idea of holding onto a gun against the most powerful military on the planet for me is just plain laughable.

    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/20 … ry-weekend

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder what the gun said before it shot all those people.

  2. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Now !  Why don't you look at all statistics on human deaths !  Auto accidents , knives , cancer , child abuse ,spousal abuse !   Don't just be anti-gun because its cool ! P.C. isn't the only  the  reason to write !

    1. Paul Wingert profile image75
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The title of this is "An Average of 86 Gun Deaths per Day" not "Deaths per day from auto accidents, knives, cancer, child abuse, spousal abuse!"

      1. ahorseback profile image76
        ahorsebackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        So what Paul ,  The title should be "Hey lets sensationalize on a media frenzy" and for what to  act like the very news media that has failed modern  culture !

      2. profile image0
        Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Then if it is 86 gun deaths per day that's nothing compared to all of the other deaths combined.  I am a gun owner and sleep with a .12 next to my bed loaded with deer slugs and one in the chamber.  If someone wants to break in I feel sorry for them.  One shot, one kill.  Maybe that's the soldier in me.  I have pulled a gun on people in the past to save my life, does that make me a bad person if I am defending myself or my family?

  3. healthyfitness profile image78
    healthyfitnessposted 5 years ago

    Wrong, there are around 6700 deaths in the USA per day. Why didn't you highlight that part? I'm not a gun fanatic, but guns are the least of our worries when it comes to death rates.

    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm/

  4. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    While it seems helpful to look at and complain about a particular subset of violent deaths (gun deaths), particularly if the goal is to eliminate gun ownership, one must always wonder why we don't work on controlling all violent deaths.  It is possible, after all, that removing guns will merely mean killers use a different tool and yet no one seems particularly concerned about that.  More important, I guess, to get rid of guns than it is to limit violent deaths.

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  5. ocbill profile image58
    ocbillposted 5 years ago

    Guns deaths are not ALL accidental,a large percentage are intentional. An overwhelming percentage of medical conditions and cars fatalities are accidental.
    I am on the obesity fight too. OTOH, guns do help with population control.
    Although, I favor getting rid of the murderers, rapists, kidnappers than decent people. Expect more deaths or armed robberies since law abiding people want to own them. Maybe you'll shoot someone in self defense and go to trial and serve 3 to 4 years. Then you can have super bowl parties in prison.

  6. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    I focused on gun violence Because It Is And Has Been A Major Problem in America's Culture and Society. Child abuse, spousal abuse or problem areas but usually strangers and neighbors don't wind up dead because of it.

    Healthyfitness-if the statistics I quoted are incorrect then I recommend you contact NBC news and inform them that you are correct and they are wrong. Your comment about guns being the least of our problems I kind of sort of like to hear you say that when you're looking down the barrel of one.

  7. ocbill profile image58
    ocbillposted 5 years ago

    Incorrect or not here is another shooting spree today. It is not a car accident spree.
    So gun owners would say they would be protected by a shooting maniac on the freeway?
    Was this guy "was" a responsible gun owner and turned into a crazy guy all of a sudden.?

    http://news.yahoo.com/authorities-4-dea … 21933.html

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I knew I should have kept the newspaper notice of an 80+ car pileup a few miles from us!

      1. ocbill profile image58
        ocbillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        those pileups are ridiculous. Was that in Texas? they drive really fast there (I was tailgated at 85 on a Sunday one time by a senior!)

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          No, in Idaho in a bad storm. 

          Wherever it happens, though, it only takes one or two idiots to start a chain reaction, and one that can result in dozens of injuries and/or deaths.

  8. American View profile image60
    American Viewposted 5 years ago

    .001% of all gun violence involves an assault weapon or one of the weapons that are being targeted to be banned. 92% of all gun crimes involve the use of a 38 revolver or a 9 mm gun.Funny NBC left those stats out.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, it's not (funny) - it's expected.  If the goal is to remove guns instead of save lives you start wherever you can.  Time will give more opportunities to attack different segments, to offer more possibilities to get rid of those dreaded chunks of metal that are so fearful.

      You want to limit murders and homicides you attack the cause of those, not the tool currently used in most cases.  They aren't doing that; they aren't particularly interested in limiting those deaths.  Only in removing something they don't like from society.

  9. profile image71
    Education Answerposted 5 years ago

    I hear a lot about guns but little to nothing about criminals and murderers.  Let's start talking about the people who pull the trigger.  Then, and only then, can we actually save some lives.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1  Very few people seem interested, but if you study the actual results and experiences of countries throughout the world that strongly limit gun ownership you will find that there is no correlation between the number of guns per capita and the overall homicide rate.

      Gun homicides go down with fewer guns (although it's not a real strong correlation) but the overall homicide rate does not.  No lives are saved by limiting the number of guns.

      So yes, we need to be talking about the people pulling the trigger and why they are doing it.  Only then is there even a chance of reducing the body count in this country.

  10. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    It makes about as much sense to ban "assault weapons " as it does to ban Nascar racing  because of yesterdays  crash !  Can anyone understand this connections to the gun issue ? No of course not !  I dont watch nor partiscipate in nascar , I see no enjoyment or use in racing in circles SOoo, ban it ! I mean it doesn't matter to me I don't race ! Right ?

    1. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nascar has safety regulations to aid in the safety of drivers and audiences. Even though those are people choosing to take that risk unlike the often completely innocent victims of gun crime.

      1. profile image71
        Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        America has safety regulations when it comes to guns.  You're not advocating safety regulations.  You're advocating the ban of certain guns and magazines.  There's a big difference.

  11. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Josak, And you're suggesting there are no laws for guns , why dont you lok up how many thousands of laws there are !  And nascar has no inocent victims , please !

  12. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    Stricter gun regulation, banning assault weapons, limiting magazine size are entirely irrelevant to criminals or  mass shooters, who will evade such regulations and acquire whatever they need to accomplish their tasks. Stricter gun regulations merely impose a burden on the law-abiding gun owner and everyone else who pays taxes.

    So, what's needed instead, is to put those tax dollars to work by targeting on changing the behavior of criminals.

    1. profile image71
      Education Answerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A Troubled Man,

      +1

 
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