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Old 06-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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A surprising attempt to present gun stats with minimum bias. Considering that Slate is a fairly liberal site, they did this well.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2013/06/handguns_suicides_mass_shootings_deaths_and_self_d efense_findings_from_a.html

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A surprising attempt to present gun stats with minimum bias. Considering that Slate is a fairly liberal site, they did this well.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2013/06/handguns_suicides_mass_shootings_deaths_and_self_d efense_findings_from_a.html

To an extent...

But nobody will talk about the "elephant in the room", namely the racial/ethnicity imbalance in the data -incidentally the same groups exploited and manipulated for their votes - a true statistically anomaly in itself.. I have a strong disdain for all the PC stuff out there in this country.

Why does PC seem to trump basic civility and morality? Why do we as a nation, continue to treat symptoms instead causes? Why does THE government become so hypocritically incensed when a person blows the whistle on their (the government) spying on its own citizens?
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Good point. As an add-on to your comments, studies of the data show that most gun murders happen in a very small, concentrated are. These are the war zones. I read a stat that over a 30 year period, 75% of the murders in Boston took place in only 4.5% of the land area of the city. So,, violence is not all that widespread; it is concentrated. And the usual news accounts of violence do not mention that.

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Good point. As an add-on to your comments, studies of the data show that most gun murders happen in a very small, concentrated are. These are the war zones. I read a stat that over a 30 year period, 75% of the murders in Boston took place in only 4.5% of the land area of the city. So,, violence is not all that widespread; it is concentrated. And the usual news accounts of violence do not mention that.

Re: Boston: With or with out James "Whitey" Bulger!!!?

And yes, that is correct - however that is not the perception the banner wish people to be aware of. It puts a damper on their "government control" agenda.
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Another thing that no one mentions in their polls is how many crimes were committed with a gun obtained by illegal means. No one in their right mind is going to commit a premeditated crime with a legally obtained gun. People in the drug business or other forms of organized crime can buy illegal guns quickly or they already have an illegal gun.

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interesting article, thanks for posting.

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Good article and well put by a liberal leaning website. Again, Obama does not care about facts. it is about control, and control, and, well, control.

What does Bloomberg want? Control over your personal life with soda, guns, suger, salt etc.

Obama has the ability to direct Illinois generally and Chicago specifically to not plea bargain gun possession. He chooses not to. It is better for his agenda to take guns away from the law abiding. He does not give a rat's butt about those homies killing each other in Chicago. He wants more control over you, who probably did not vote for him and/or any of his cronies.

We as the legal, law abiding gun owners in this country have to remain vigilant, and oppose any further "common sense" gun solutions. Particularly if the immigration law goes through, giving us so many more Democrats.

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Good article and well put by a liberal leaning website. Again, Obama does not care about facts. it is about control, and control, and, well, control.

What does Bloomberg want? Control over your personal life with soda, guns, suger, salt etc.

Obama has the ability to direct Illinois generally and Chicago specifically to not plea bargain gun possession. He chooses not to. It is better for his agenda to take guns away from the law abiding. He does not give a rat's butt about those homies killing each other in Chicago. He wants more control over you, who probably did not vote for him and/or any of his cronies.

We as the legal, law abiding gun owners in this country have to remain vigilant, and oppose any further "common sense" gun solutions. Particularly if the immigration law goes through, giving us so many more Democrats.
If Amnesty is passed, peaceful redress of grievances is finished in America.

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Most freedom loving Americans feel this way now, but you are right this will be a final nail out of the gun.
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Re: Boston: With or with out James "Whitey" Bulger!!!?

And yes, that is correct - however that is not the perception the banner wish people to be aware of. It puts a damper on their "government control" agenda.
As far as Boston goes...

The area in question was known as "the combat zone" in downtown Boston... it wasn't Whitey's area. It wasn't anyone's area, people were fighting over it... as well as being a high drug area.
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