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Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:55pm

Gang Violence Driving Force of Gun Violence

To hear gun control advocates speak, one would be led to believe that gun violence is a widespread problem whereby the mere existence of a gun is as much a problem as the person who intends to wield it. But the reality is that gun homicides are overwhelmingly tied to gang violence. In fact, a staggering 80% of gun homicides are gang-related. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), gang homicides accounted for roughly 8,900 of 11,100 gun murders in both 2010 and 2011. That means that there were just 2,200 non gang-related firearm murders in both years in a country of over 300 million people and 250 million guns.

Cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and New Orleans all have very high per-capita murder rates. Individual police estimates usually find at least 65% and often more than 80% of all murders in those cities are gang-related. Solve the problem of gang violence, and a huge chunk of the gun homicide and violence problem is solved. And what national gun control measures would slow the gang violence problem, when local gun control laws have failed in cities like Chicago? If politicians were really worried about gun deaths, wouldn't they be specifically targeting where a majority of the problems exist?

2,200 Gun Homicides Per Year Beyond Gangs

2,200 non gang-related firearm murders

That is a very small number. Gangs kill each other almost exclusively, so one might very well consider gang murders (of other gang members, not the general public) a positive factor.

The rest of us need worry only about the 2,200 murders, which, on a per-capita basis, is 1/145,000 which is very low by any standard.

Now, if you do not drink alcohol, do not fornicate or commit adultery, beat your spouse, etc, it is down to well under one per million per year.

By the way, the murder weapon of choice for those Jews who DO commit murder is chocolate cheese cake.


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