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Old 12-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #121
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Default Re: US gun related murder rates compared to other countries

it's gonna require more than just prohibition to solve the problem. the problem is the culture of violence that's already endemic.

and honestly despite the tragedy that just occurred, I doubt there will be substantive effort towards tighter gun control. The idea of right to firearm is so steeped into the american culture that anything contrary will meet no just opposition from special interest but popular outrage.

People also take what they want to see from tragedies like Sandy hook. I know many people are talking about "arming" school staffs as a response.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #122
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Default Re: US gun related murder rates compared to other countries

Caracas, Venezuela's 92 per 100,000 homicide rate trumps the US's rate of 3.2 per 100,000.

but then again, caracas is the murder capital of the world.

The US homicide rates are alarming, but the media does augment the situation a lot. not everyone is getting killed at schools or malls everyday. the odds are still in your favor when you go to a mall or movie theather to not randomly be killed. this is not to downplay the tragedies, but in places like caracas, pretty much 1 out of 1,000 is statistically destined to be murdered in the city.

that's fkin insane.
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