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Halloween weekend shootings across U.S. leave at least 11 dead, over 70 injured

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angry at the news of young people shot at a Halloween party last night,” Indianapolis Mayor

Try to be spooky during Halloween only to get real horror.

This is different one from the one that happened in Maine? October is not over yet.

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America is addicted to gun violence, at home and abroad. Senseless loss of innocent life is a human rights blemish.

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deanzaZZRToday 08:12 am JST

America is addicted to gun violence, at home and abroad. Senseless loss of innocent life is a human rights blemish.

Not by any objective standard: nobody considers Haiti a human rights violator for its gang violence problem.

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sakurasukiToday 07:53 am JST

angry at the news of young people shot at a Halloween party last night,” Indianapolis Mayor

Try to be spooky during Halloween only to get real horror.

This is different one from the one that happened in Maine? October is not over yet.

Yes, Indianapolis is not in Maine.

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what a "culture" and great example for rest of world...

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Full moon last Saturday. The spooky holiday and changing daylight hours are bad enough. Somehow that moon adds to it, too.

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Was it the usual suspects again? Well, yes it was.

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I am sorry, but was this really that different from any other weekend in America?

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EastmanToday 08:38 am JST

what a "culture" and great example for rest of world...

Thank you. We strive to show how different races can get along.

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I am curious. Can someone enlighten me about the 2 cases in Texas? Guns were pulled. People got killed. The person who started firing first survived. But no arrest?

Does this mean if I get into an argument or fist fight in Texas and pull out a gun and start killing people. I would not be arrested. Is it about something about so called "stand your ground" (I can't remember correctly) where you believe you are threatened you can use lethal force?

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what a "culture" and great example for rest of world...

Yup, I agree.

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bass4funk

what a "culture" and great example for rest of world...

Yup, I agree.

It's not a compliment.

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Mr KiplingToday 09:24 am JST

Was it the usual suspects again? Well, yes it was.

You mean like the guy in Maine?

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It's not a compliment.

But it’s the truth more importantly.

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Is there now any place in the USA safe from these gun massacres or gun killings. Whether you go to a mall shopping, school, or visit a national park like Yellow Stone, put petrol in your car at a filling station, or knock on someones door, you could be gunned down for no reason. This is not so much a mental health problem, but a gun mentality problem, these murderers think and have the power to kill at will. And USA politicians do nothing, because they are paid to do nothing.

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Is there now any place in the USA safe from these gun massacres or gun killings.

Plenty.

Whether you go to a mall shopping, school, or visit a national park like Yellow Stone, put petrol in your car at a filling station, or knock on someones door, you could be gunned down for no reason.

If you live in a violent area, that is true, but as for myself, when I am in the States where I live people still leave their doors unlocked sometimes, but in the big cities like LA, NY, and Chicago, you are absolutely taking a chance.

This is not so much a mental health problem,

It is absolutely about mental health, as a Gun owner and collector, I would never dream of hurting any innocent person and 99.9% of registered gun owners wouldn't either. Only a mentally disturbed person would; we definitely try to harm someone.

but a gun mentality problem,

There could be many reasons, but just blame the guns, no sensible person thinks that unless you just want to demonize the firearm.

these murderers think and have the power to kill at will. And USA politicians do nothing because they are paid to do nothing

No, they have and we do have existing laws that do work, the problem is, many, particularly in the urban blue states that make up the largest percentage of gun deaths.

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bass4funk

Is there now any place in the USA safe from these gun massacres or gun killings.

> Plenty.

Name a single state free of gun homicides.

It is absolutely about mental health

But you refuse the idea of mental testing of gun owners.

99.9% of registered gun owners wouldn't either.

There are many states that don't have gun registration.

No, they have and we do have existing laws that do work, the problem is, many, particularly in the urban blue states that make up the largest percentage of gun deaths.

The top states by gun death rates are:

Mississippi – 28.6.

Louisiana – 26.3.

Wyoming – 25.9.

Missouri – 23.9.

Alabama – 23.6.

Alaska – 23.5.

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Name a single state free of gun homicides.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/slideshows/10-safest-states-in-america

You will have some gun violence, but overall, definitely safer, that is like saying, which country in Europe doesn't have a single incident of a knife attack?

But you refuse the idea of mental testing of gun owners.

I already explained in detail the reasons why I would reject it.

There are many states that don't have gun registration.

Ok

The top states by gun death rates are:

Mississippi – 28.6.

Louisiana – 26.3.

Wyoming – 25.9.

Missouri – 23.9.

Alabama – 23.6.

Alaska – 23.5.

And most of them are in the heaviest minority areas, now why is that?

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Among African Americans, the rate was 26.6 deaths per 100,000, a 39.5% increase over 2019. For white Americans, the rate was 2.2 per 100,000.

And blacks make up 13% of the population but have one of the highest homicide rates, that is just insane, but not a single liberal wants to talk about the reasons or why. They just want to focus on the gun. Again, this is why no one takes the left seriously on this issue because they want to focus and demonize the gun, and it's not working. Race and mental illness play a huge part in all of this, but the left just shrugs it off.

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They are still red states.

There may be states with fewer gun homicides than others but there are none that are totally free.

I already explained in detail the reasons why I would reject it.

You reject it because you do not trust state or federal governments who already have 99% of your personal info.

So why talk about mental health problems when you are unwilling to support doing something about it?

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They are still Americans killing other Americans.

Poverty and guns lead to an increase in gun homicides.

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They are still red states.

They primarily don't vote Republican or live in Red Districts.

I am from a Blue state, but I lived in a very heavy Red District stronghold.

There may be states with fewer gun homicides than others but there are none that are totally free.

Of course not, even where I lived, but the chances of encountering crime and being a victim of homicide are far, far-fetched, and a lot lower, I can leave my keys in the car where I live. We still have areas that are far less prone to violence than other high-crime states or cities.

You reject it because you do not trust state or federal governments who already have 99% of your personal info.

Yes, that is right.

So why talk about mental health problems when you are unwilling to support doing something about it?

You can do that still without trying to push me into giving more of my information to the government. Once they have shown the nation they can be trusted, then we shall see about taking a mental test.

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They are still Americans killing other Americans.

You have killing in every society.

Poverty and guns lead to an increase in gun homicides.

So then why won't the Democrats that preside over these districts do something about it? But I keep forgetting, these are the same people that wanted open borders

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bass4funk

your claim was red states have fewer gun homicides than blue ones but the facts present a different picture.

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Can there even be an answer to whether there is a safe place and free from gun homicides?

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your claim was red states have fewer gun homicides than blue ones but the facts present a different picture.

No, wrong. look at the gun violence in Chicago, DC, Detroit, SF, Oakland, Compton, St. Louis, Alabama, New Orleans, every single black neighborhood has over the top-highest gun homicides, that is a fact regardless of how the left tries to dance around this.

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Can there even be an answer to whether there is a safe place and free from gun homicides?

If you have money, you can always live in an area that is free from gun violence, so yes to your question,

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The ten states with the lowest gun violence are:

Hawaii – 3.4 per 100k

Massachusetts – 3.7 per 100k

New Jersey – 5 per 100k

Rhode Island – 5.1 per 100k

New York – 5.3 per 100k

Connecticut – 6 per 100k

California – 8.5 per 100k

New Hampshire – 8.9 per 100k

Minnesota – 8.9 per 100k

Nebraska – 10.1 per 100k
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The ten states with the lowest gun violence are:

Hawaii – 3.4 per 100k

Massachusetts – 3.7 per 100k

New Jersey – 5 per 100k

Rhode Island – 5.1 per 100k

New York – 5.3 per 100k

Connecticut – 6 per 100k

California – 8.5 per 100k

New Hampshire – 8.9 per 100k

Minnesota – 8.9 per 100k

Nebraska – 10.1 per 100k

Yes, among Non-Blacks that is correct.

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opheliajadefeldtToday 01:35 pm JST

Is there now any place in the USA safe from these gun massacres or gun killings. Whether you go to a mall shopping, school, or visit a national park like Yellow Stone, put petrol in your car at a filling station, or knock on someones door, you could be gunned down for no reason.

The states outside of the South and Midwest have homicides not significantly higher than some parts of Canada.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/secio6/oc_canadaamerica_homicide_rate_by_provincestate/

I know you would never dare to visit a country with lots of guns and a military, but the facts need to speak for themselves.

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The US gun homicide rate is the highest of the G7 countries.

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bass4funkToday 02:44 pm JST

your claim was red states have fewer gun homicides than blue ones but the facts present a different picture.

No, wrong. look at the gun violence in Chicago, DC, Detroit, SF, Oakland, Compton, St. Louis, Alabama, New Orleans, every single black neighborhood has over the top-highest gun homicides, that is a fact regardless of how the left tries to dance around this.

As soon as you create a conservative city, you can tell us all about how cities should be run.

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As soon as you create a conservative city, you can tell us all about how cities should be run.

Orange County, CA

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Orange County is many cities not just one.

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Orange County is many cities not just one.

Irvine, Newport, El Toro, take your pick.

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bass4funkToday 02:51 pm JST

As soon as you create a conservative city, you can tell us all about how cities should be run.

Orange County, CA

Clearly part of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Statistical Area

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Los_Angeles#Orange_County

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How many people die from gun shots in Orange County? It’s a mystery

Other public health agencies report firearm fatalities. That hasn't been true in OC for several years.

https://www.ocregister.com/2023/10/13/how-many-people-die-from-gun-shots-in-orange-county-its-a-mystery/

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The US is sick from gun homicides and mass shootings. Will it ever change or will we just get the daily headlines about another shooting?

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The US is sick from gun homicides and mass shootings. Will it ever change or will we just get the daily headlines about another shooting?

I would say more people are worried about mental illness and help people are getting their hands on guns

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> The US is sick from gun homicides and mass shootings. Will it ever change or will we just get the daily headlines about another shooting?

No, the US does not dwell on this because it occurs in specific parts of cities that most people will not venture into.

At the same time, Americans should dwell on the false sense of security of living in the US when driving on the roads where people are not immune from the dangers, regardless of where they go.

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Number of gun homicides per 100,000 residents occurring in G7 countries from 2013 to 2019

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1382509/gun-homicide-rate-g7-countries/#:~:text=From%202013%20to%202019%2C%20the,of%200.4%20per%20100%2C000%20residents.

The US 4.38

Canada 0.67

France 0.4

Italy 0.18

Germany 0.1

UK 0.05

Japan 0.0

The US is 3.1 times the combined figures for the other six G7 countries.

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The number of gun homicides is not reduced just by comparing with other forms of deaths like heart disease the number one killer.

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