Posted: 12/16/2012 1:01 AM
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dennis1361 wrote: I think that the primary problem is that the USA has embraced a culture if violence and the shootings are a manifestation of that violence
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My mother used to tell me, "Elwood, in this world, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so nice." For years I was smart. I recommend nice. You may quote me. - Elwood P. Dowd
Posted: 12/16/2012 6:41 PM
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navy9t1 wrote: We have always been a culture of violence.John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Jessie James, Butch Cassidy and his crew - is there any statistical evidence that proportionally more people are dying from gun violence today than 50 or 100 years ago? dennis1361 wrote: I think that the primary problem is that the USA has embraced a culture if violence and the shootings are a manifestation of that violence
Posted: 12/17/2012 3:34 AM
Boston Card wrote: There are 17,000 murders in the US each year. While each one is horrifically tragic, in a population of over 300 million, that's just over a 1 in 20,000 chance of being murdered.BC
Posted: 12/17/2012 7:15 AM
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navy9t1 wrote: I assume then that I am much more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than I am to be killed by a violent criminal with a gun.
Posted: 12/17/2012 8:06 AM
standfan wrote: The odds are no doubt much better for those not engaged in criminal activities. But it is cold comfort indeed this week.
The odds are no doubt much better for those not engaged in criminal activities. But it is cold comfort indeed this week.
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ccTop wrote: Yes, I find it fundamentally wrong that my 8-year-old is able to turn on the TV and can watch people killing each other but can't see a boob.I never realized how pervasive violence is until I had a kid and began to be a gatekeeper for what he consumes.
Posted: 12/18/2012 11:55 AM
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Boston Card wrote: You might as well say that "you don't live in an urban center". If you look at murder rate by states:
Posted: 12/18/2012 2:07 PM
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