Gun Violence In America: “It’s A Black, Hip Hop & NBA Problem”….Says the Ignorant


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Hat Tip/Shout Out to Media Matters For America

 

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich Falsely Paints Gun Violence As Only An Urban Problem

 

By TIMOTHY JOHNSON

 

Townhall news editor Katie Pavlich makes a facile comparison between “two gun cultures” in America and claims that gun violence is largely limited to urban areas. However, high levels of gun death exist throughout America, and many of the states with the highest rates of gun death are rural states with weak gun laws.

 

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In one gun culture, Pavlich claims firearms are used “to celebrate American history, for collection, personal protection, hunting and sport” while the other gun culture “can be found in the inner city of Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and others.”

 

 

In publishing today’s column, Pavlich joined a growing chorus of conservatives in media scrambling to deny the link between firearm availability and gun violence in the wake of the murder-suicide involving NFL player Jovan Belcher. From her column:

 

“Historically in America we’ve had a deep respect for firearms. The vast majority of people have used them to celebrate American history, for collection, personal protection, hunting and sport. We see American gun culture celebrated each year when dads take their kids elk hunting for the first time. We see it when women head to the range to safely practice shooting their new pink pistols. We see it when a mother shoots an intruder while she is home alone in order to protect her children. We see it practiced when thousands of people sign up for concealed carry permit and hunters’ safety classes each year. Not to mention, the multi-billion-dollar firearms industry employs millions of people and provides the government with billions in tax revenue every year.

The other gun culture in America can be found in the inner city of Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and others. Ironically, violent gun culture is found within gangs in cities with the strictest gun laws. It is the same culture promoted in Hollywood films made by liberals, glorified by rappers whose music is worshiped in violent gang plagued neighborhoods and disrespectfully joked about at NBA parties.”

 

 

Now for some facts and truths that say Ms. Pavlich is a moron:

 

According to Centers for Disease Control data analyzed by the Violence Policy Center, the five states with the highest rates of gun death are Alaska (20.64 per 100,000), Mississippi (19.32 per 100,000), Louisiana (18.47 per 100,000), Alabama (17.53 per 100,000) and Wyoming (17.45 per 100,000). The states with the lowest rate gun death are Hawaii (3.18 per 100,000), Massachusetts (3.42 per 100,000), Rhode Island (4.18 per 100,000), New York (4.95 per 100,000) and New Jersey (4.95 per 100,000). The VPC did not rank the District of Columbia which had a rate of 21.7 per 100,000.

 

Pavlich seems satisfied with simply marginalizing the problem of gun violence to big cities. Gun violence is tragic wherever it may occur. But beyond that, an insidious falsehood lurks beneath Pavlich’s comparison; an idea that in non-urban America there are no negative outcomes involving firearms. In reality, the rate of firearm death in the United States is shockingly high in both urban and rural areas, especially when compared to other high-income nations.

 

 

Pavlich’s claim that “violent gun culture is found within gangs in cities with the strictest gun laws” ignores that higher levels of gun violence are found wherever gun ownership is most prevalent. Research conducted at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center found that “states with higher levels of household gun ownership had higher rates of firearm homicide and overall homicide.”

 

 

Using survey data on rates of household gun ownership, we examined the association between gun availability and homicide across states, 2001-2003. We found that states with higher levels of household gun ownership had higher rates of firearm homicide and overall homicide.  This relationship held for both genders and all age groups, after accounting for rates of aggravated assault, robbery, unemployment, urbanization, alcohol consumption, and resource deprivation (e.g., poverty). There was no association between gun prevalence and non-firearm homicide.

 

Read the entire article here at Media Matters For America.

 

 

Now for some simple solutions for America’s gun problem:

 

Abolish the second amendment.

 

Ban ALL handguns and assault weapons.

 

Empty prisons of all minor marijuana offenses and replace those empty cells with gun violators.

 

Over a short period of adjustment, I guarantee you will see a drop in gun violence in America.

 

Common sense says it’s well worth a try since doing it the old fashioned second amendment way has not worked for the lives and well being of Americans.

 

Wake The “Samuel L. Jackson” Up America.

 

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23 Responses

  1. What about the “Rednecks”and the psychopaths (White and and angry skin heads)who riddle college campuses and movie theaters with bullets that destroy the lives of the innocent?If one is to judge,at least be fair and discuss the real issues of the lack of gun control.

    • Exactly Ms. Kimbrough. What is more troubling to me is that everything in America is racialized to some extent by caucasian idiots like this Ms. Katie Pavlich. Not everything needs to be racial.

  2. I think it’s a carefully planned self-genocide. They crowd minorities into inner cities; refuse to educate them sufficiently; refuse to provide meaningful training or job opportunities; introduce drugs to the neighborhood; and then wait for the top to blow off; hoping that (because we know over 70% of crime committed by Blacks is committed against blacks) ya’ll will kill each other off. Sounds extremist I know but is it really so far-fetched?

    It won’t actually work but to these racist scum any dead {insert ethnic slur} is a good { }. When you combine the effect of such a plan with the effect on the community of locking up every other minority male and working them as slave labor for the State; and all of the other indignities forced upon such communities; it is significant.

    Make no mistake about it. You are under attack. Singled out for special attention by the Republican Racists. This is currently due tyo the fact that you (Blacks and Latinos) are the main reason we won this election. They know this. They knoww that the number of White Liberals like myself is still relatively small; growing but small. they know the number of us is continuing to grow as the more conservative of us die off. Those my age and younger are more inclined to Liberalism and those below 40 especially so.

    Until our numbers are sufficient to be a threat to them; they will continue to attack you in hopes of killing the movement while it’s main support comes from you; a target they consider always vulnerable.

    I heard what you said the other night and i submit that the Truth is if we don’t learn to stand together we will all fall alone. Dream or no.

    • I am with you on every point you made. America is too lazy to take up the issue of handguns and assault weapons and especially racism. Racial hatred and handgun/assault weapons are the end to this once great nation….if we stand by and do nothing.

  3. Generally, it’s the clowns who have never been obliged to take human life who seem so concerned about preparing for the prospect.

    • God Bless America huh….

      • We are a great nation, but like any family, we have some crazy aunts and uncles in the attic, Mr Jueseppi. Disarming them seems like a pretty good idea to me.

      • If you can’t control the humans, you had better damn well control the guns humans use to kill one another.

      • That is the irony, isn’t it? The wannabees are always more bloodthirsty than the real article. If a simple infantry rifle company shows up in their town, without support, an AR-15 will serve only to make a dandy souvenir for one of those guys. The entire survivalist thing is a fool’s errand.

      • Off topic, but maybe blog material… another GOP Senator, Tom Coburn, broke ranks with Grover’s clown posse. This is getting interesting.

      • Watching them self destruct is fun.

  4. hmmm tell that to Gabbie Gifford or the people at Sikh temple OR the victims of the Aurora Shootings! Katie Pavlich, typical racist idiot!

    • Not to mention every mass shooting on record in America and abroad. But to be fair Rodney, I don’t expect a person who gets their news from Faux Spews, as Ms. Pavlich does, to be informed about the real American history.

  5. Fact is, blacks shoot and hurt their own more. Whites shoot and hurt everyone, overall, including mass killings. So let’s not go there. I’m all for tighter gun laws, including past mental and criminal record research on current gun holders. Good post, Jueseppi.

    • I’m just for allowing the living to continue to live. By Any Means Necessary. Good to see you Ms. Marion.

  6. Lol..In my Laurence Fisburne from School Daze voice “Wake Uppppp”

    • Or….we could just let ‘em sleep while We The People make America a better place without ‘em. ;-)

      • Something tells me they’d sleep with one eye open and try to hinder us from making any progress. I hate that I’m becoming more cynical the older I get. At least your blogs are making me a little more optimistic!

      • America is in deep doo doo with the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS attempting to take us back to prehistoric times…..but Americans know how to fight Ms. Holly, and we ain’t gonna be no wealthy racist caucasian’s punks. We will eventually wake up and kick their asses.

      • Thank you Mr. Jueseppi. I have faith that we will prevail in the end given the level of determination to fight an oppressive party. We’ve come too far to allow them to take us back to the 1800s.

      • Hell Ms. Holly, we ain’t going back to the 2000’s. Forward is the only way to go.

  7. Well we all know how some people like to demonize urban areas as the root of all problems. How did that work out at Columbine? Or James Holmes in Aurora? Give me a break.

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