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Re: Travel Advisory

Postby van2pv » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:23 am

The initial submission in this post discussed mass shootings and perhaps that travel warnings should be issued for travel in USA. The New York Times has published an article with some data from around the world that compares numbers of guns in a given country to numbers of mass shooting incidents... The United States has 270 million guns and had 90 mass shooters from 1966 to 2012. No other country has more than 46 million guns or 18 mass shooters. "The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns." Apparently the study concludes that USA is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries. Rather, they found that American crime is simply more lethal. A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process. They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns. Very telling. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?emc=edit_ta_20171107&nl=top-stories&nlid=47963874&ref=cta
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Re: Travel Advisory

Postby Ann » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 pm

van2pv wrote:The initial submission in this post discussed mass shootings and perhaps that travel warnings should be issued for travel in USA. The New York Times has published an article with some data from around the world that compares numbers of guns in a given country to numbers of mass shooting incidents... The United States has 270 million guns and had 90 mass shooters from 1966 to 2012. No other country has more than 46 million guns or 18 mass shooters. "The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns." Apparently the study concludes that USA is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries. Rather, they found that American crime is simply more lethal. A New Yorker is just as likely to be robbed as a Londoner, for instance, but the New Yorker is 54 times more likely to be killed in the process. They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns. Very telling. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html?emc=edit_ta_20171107&nl=top-stories&nlid=47963874&ref=cta


It's disturbing but, I doubt anything will ever change in the states. They love those guns.
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Re: Travel Advisory

Postby jimbo » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:28 am

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo !

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say a man accidentally shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church.

Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told The Knoxville News Sentinel that members of the First United Methodist Church were talking about guns in churches.

Parks said the man pulled out .380 calibre Ruger handgun, removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun. He put the magazine back in and returned the gun to its holster.

When someone asked if they could see the gun, he pulled it out saying the gun was not loaded and pulled the trigger.

Parks said the bullet sliced the man’s palm, then entered the left side of his wife’s abdomen and exited the right side.




The couple, in their 80s, were flown to a hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
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