Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Four people shot dead or wounded—every day

We have too many guns in America.

Last year, there was a single shooting incident that killed or wounded at least four people, on average EVERY DAY.

The New York Times tallied 358 of these shoot-em-ups, with a total of 462 people dead and 1,330 wounded.
“The typical victim was a man between 18 and 30, but more than 1 in 10 were 17 or younger. Less is known about those who pulled the triggers because nearly half of the cases remain unsolved. But of those arrested or identified as suspects, the average age was 27.”

You and I didn’t hear about most of these shootings. Nearly 3 out of 4 victims were black.

Do you think the news coverage would have been different if three quarters of the victims were white?

We have too many guns in America.

Too many dead people.

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2016 All rights reserved.

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