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Comparing the Las Vegas Attack With Gun Deaths in US Cities
Fri Oct 6, 2017 2:02pm
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Comparing the Las Vegas Attack With Gun Deaths in U.S. Cities


On Sunday night in Las Vegas, 58 people were killed in a single mass shooting, one of the deadliest in American history. How does that compare with the daily gun deaths in cities across the United States?


In Chicago, 58 people were killed by guns in a span of 28 days, counting back from Sept. 29, two days before the Las Vegas attack. Many shootings were of one person, not mass attacks. In Baltimore, there were 58 gun deaths in 68 days. In Houston, it was 118 days.


These and other cities are shown below. The gun deaths, all from 2017, were tracked by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that catalogs episodes of gun violence.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/06/us/las-vegas-gun-deaths.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=g-artboard%20g-artboard-v3&module=b-lede-package-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news


Obviously, the biggest bang for the buck is in addressing not spectacular mass murders but the quotidian killings that are so ubiquitous that most of them do not even make the news.

    • and it puts fear in the hearts of people so they worry that when they are just out enjoying life, minding their own business, some whacked nut job might open fire on them out of the blue, without... more
      • I think that is part of it...Sprout, Tue Oct 10 11:15am
        I think familiarity breeds contempt as well.. IMO when it comes to the random nature of such events, it makes it harder to defend against. IMO if we were to ask the average person, they could name 4... more
      • Nice theory,PH🔎🙄🔎EY, Sun Oct 8 7:22am
        but my research suggests authority at the highest levels are involved in these well planned operations to create a terrorism complex within the American psyche and soul.
        • Your research is grossly mistaken. Sia☺giah, Sun Oct 8 11:47pm
          Besides being totally OFF TOPIC and unrelated to what I actually said, my "theory" is actually well supported by psychological studies, everyday people's observations of human behavior, and reason.... more
          • Okay (nm)PH👏🏾👏🏾EY, Sat Oct 14 10:18pm
      • You make an excellent point!Merlin, Sat Oct 7 7:33am
        Many people think they can manage and reduce their risk by staying out of particular neighborhoods, etc., and they are right. Terrorists and lunatics make that strategy ineffective. Thus, their... more
        • It is difficult to have security PH🔎☠🔎EY, Sun Oct 8 10:54am
          when elements of our very "own" national security apparatus are in cahoots if not active participants in these Las Vegas, Pulse Bar, San Bernadino, Boston, 9-11 treasonous operations. Rationalizing... more
        • bad stuff that happens every day all across America. So much of everyday American crime IS very predictable and, therefore, most reasonably cautious folks can reliably avoid falling victim to a huge... more
          • The hills are alive with the sound of insurance ads. Selling us protection from all that is bad. They made it safe to drive, safe to live, safe from disease and illness, and even safe from weather.... more
          • My research indicate these large scale murderous actsPH👻🔎👻EY, Sun Oct 8 7:18am
            Are not random, but part of planned effort to destabilize this nation. The security corporations are gleeful. More sales, the authority are gleeful. More power. The people remain stupid relying on... more
            • How many times do you plan to claim the same thing?Sia☺giah, Sun Oct 8 10:41pm
              in the same thread to the same people? You're presenting it as if it is a fact, when it absolutely is not. You may believe that and trust the "evidence" discovered during your "research", but the... more
              • Likely I am the only personPH🔎👁🔎EY, Sat Oct 14 10:39pm
                on this board who has taken the past seven days on the Internet to decide who is more truthful, the FBI and the Las Vegas Sheriff, or the eyewitnesses and the cell phone audio and videos. Conclusion: ... more
                • details in this attack that haven't yet been explained. However, what I was trying to tell you down below is that the MSM are all saying that the FBI and law enforcement are all still questioning if... more
                  • Assumptions galore!PH👀🔎👀EY, Sun Oct 15 10:18am
                    I will say it again. Authority are playing for time. This mess is different from the usual lone nut "suicidal" wrap up. At first they ran with single gunman. But quickly realized the videos and audio ... more
                    • Videos that would prove their case would be kept under wraps, OBVIOUSLY. They need them to make their case. Whomever else was involved will have to be located, arrested, and ultimately prosecuted.... more
                      • Right away they blamed Paddock.PH💀💀EY, Sun Oct 15 7:35pm
                        He was dead. Suicided. It was never "alledged." I do not accept the concept that the case is jeopardized by admitting there was more than one shooter. The videos prove it. And why would they... more
    • Sensation leads to numbnessPikes, Fri Oct 6 11:30pm
      I heard gun violence in America is about 28 times more frequent than in European countries, Australia, and the Pacific rim. Republicans say now is not the time for discussion. We should pray for the... more
      • With many eyewitnesses PH👀EY, Sun Oct 8 11:13am
        contradicting the official one shooter/alone gunman assertion, and video and audio confirming this reality, a discussion on gun violence and gun control based on what is still transpiring in LV as... more
        • there are MANY questions being explored, INCLUDING if the shooter was working alone or had one or more accomplices as well as trying to figure out what his possible motive was. NO ONE is claiming... more
          • Authority is playing for time.PH🔎👀🔎EY, Sat Oct 14 10:47pm
            They need a distraction. Thank you Harvey Weinstein. Authority is well aware the public are more savvy. They realize a lot of people are watching the official story to see how it compares to the... more
            • In fact, I was wondering about how you are faring just a couple of hours ago.
              • So far so good🛐, thank you.PH🔥🔥EY, Sun Oct 15 9:58am
                North of the major fires. My internet service was down for three days. Cash only everywhere. Except businesses with satellite connections. I cannot think of a better reason to nix the push by... more
                • a moment's notice however. There are dozens of reports of people having NO NOTICE before walls of fire suddenly descended down on their neighborhoods with them barely escaping with their lives,... more
                  • Thank you.PH👀EY, Sun Oct 15 7:21pm
                    200 are still unaccounted for. Lovely here today. Ideal temps. The bummer is the huge gigantic aerosol trails coming in fom the eastern Pacific. The 1PacificRedwood you tube site predicted we would... more
      • That's what Joe Stalin said.Merlin, Sat Oct 7 7:38am
        I can think of no better prayer than to have the discussions about how to address this problem. Well said! I could not agree more.