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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:49 AM

U.S. Shooting Deaths Since Sandy Hook Top 100

Source: Huffington Post



WASHINGTON -- The night after Sandy Hook, a gunman pulled behind a car in Kansas City's east side and opened fire, striking 4-year-old Aydan Perea in the head. The boy had just gotten into his father's car.

“He was innocent and he was just lifeless,” said the first bystander to reach Aydan. “All my life I’ve never seen nothing so devastating. I’m unable to eat, I’m unable to sleep because I see this baby in my head."

It was not the pre-schooler's first brush with gun violence. A year earlier, a gunman fired a shotgun at the house where Aydan had been staying. No one was injured, but bullets shattered a front window and riddled a parked car. This week, days after the drive-by shooting, doctors declared the boy brain dead. Aydan's mother said her world has "stopped."

In the week following the Sandy Hook massacre, a body was found inside a vacant house, at a car wash, in a bodega. They were discovered on a bike trail, in a backyard, inside the front office of a motel, in an idling Chevy pickup. They were the 67th murder in their city and the 88th and the 124th.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/us-shooting-deaths-sandy-hook_n_2348466.html



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onehandle Dec 2012 OP
xchrom Dec 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #2
bluemarkers Dec 2012 #9
Iggy Dec 2012 #3
llmart Dec 2012 #4
Iggy Dec 2012 #5
CBHagman Dec 2012 #7
Bjorn Against Dec 2012 #12
Doc Holliday Dec 2012 #10
mountain grammy Dec 2012 #6
bluemarkers Dec 2012 #8
Pachamama Dec 2012 #11
Mz Pip Dec 2012 #13
krispos42 Dec 2012 #14
cosmicone Dec 2012 #15

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:53 AM

1. du rec. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:24 AM

2. Aydan Perea died yesterday

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:46 AM

9. Bless all the innocents, including this one from last night

http://www.wral.com/15-year-old-dies-in-shooting-at-wendell-home/11909255/

WENDELL, N.C. — A 15-year-old boy died at a Wendell home Friday night after a gun went off and shot him, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office said.

According to investigators, Robert Furey, of the 200 block of David Road, was showing the boy a gun about 9:30 p.m. when it went off and fatally injured him.


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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:56 AM

3. Looks Like This Pathetic Fact Doesn't Provide Much Proof

 

to the Mr. Macho, oh-so-superior acting, gun wielding guy on PBS last night... the guy wearing the shirt with the BIG letters: "GUNS SAVE LIVES".....

really, dude? obviously this guy spends wayyyyy too much time at the gun range and reading NRA propaganda.

why is it that these RTKBA macho guys are seldom at the scenes described above-- to "protect the good guys against the bad guys"?

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. Because they're usually......

sitting in their easy chairs in their living room with a coupla' beers, a bag of chips watching Faux News.

There's nothing macho about them. They're cowards trying to pretend they're manly.

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Response to llmart (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:12 AM

5. Agreed....

 

One of the numerous problems the RTKBA crowd ignores is guns are a fetish/crutch for millions of zeros out there who believe they are otherwise powerless. However, it's obvious the NRA is very aware of this-- and readily use it in their pathetic propaganda

and let's face it, many of these guys are flat out racists like Zimmerman... their hope is to shoot/kill a BLACK "bad guy".

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:34 AM

7. Don't forget the assertion that high-capacity magazines save lives.

This ran in U.S. News & World Report following the attack on Gabrielle Giffords and her constituents:

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/02/14/high-capacity-ammo-clips-for-guns-save-lives

Why do honest Americans—private citizens and police alike—choose magazines that hold more than 10 rounds? Quite simply, they improve good people's odds in defensive situations. Contrary to what the public sees in the movies, criminals are not always stopped when struck by a single bullet, or even multiple shots. And one third of aggravated assaults and robberies involve more
than one assailant, according to the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.


Notice the author doesn't deal with the situation we saw at Newtown, namely that the gun owner's weapon will be used to destroy dozens of lives within minutes, shooting innocent children up to 11 times each.

Notice too the faked concern (so on display with LaPierre yesterday) and the tone of aggrieved persecution. I say these fools have gotten their way long enough and we must not let up. It's going to take years, but saving any life is worth it.

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Response to CBHagman (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:37 AM

12. Of course he did not cite a single case of anyone being saved by a high-capacity magazine

He speaks of a hypothetical situation in which someone may have needed more than ten rounds for self defense, but he does not present any evidence that his hypothetical situation has actually happened. Has there ever been a case in which a life was lost because the victim ran out of ammo after using a ten round clip? Unless several cases of this can be cited then high-capacity clips clearly take far more lives than they save, and I have not even seen evidence of them saving a single life.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:26 AM

10. Ridiculous.

If "guns don't kill people, people do", then obviously guns don't "save lives", either.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:30 AM

6. As the Not Responsible for Anything crowd would say:

The only killings that count as murder are non whites killing anyone, because, as fellow DU'er radhika said on another thread: "White men don't kill people, they just stand their ground."
I heard some gun nut say (out loud) that the first restrictions on weapons were the Jim Crow laws. After all, the KKK couldn't have terrorized an entire race if "coloreds" had been able to exercise their second amendment rights.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:44 AM

8. he's right

but sounds like he was bragging.... ? otoh, let's arm the "coloreds" now and see how fast the whities change their minds. smh


I just don't understand the gun worshippers. They are so obtuse on so many issues.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:27 AM

11. We are the effing Wild West here in the US of A.....

...Makes your eyes just swell with pride, doesnt it????

U....S.....A........U....S....A.........U...S....A..........sigh....

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 10:57 AM

13. The media needs to headline this

On a national level. Everyday every newspaper should report how many people died the previous day of gun violence and do a ongoing running total.

Maybe that would get people's attention.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:41 PM

14. 44 people are murdered per day

30 with firearms.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 06:37 PM

15. Stupid victims

They should have been packing heat and this would never have happened.

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