Sunday, 5 May 2013

Guns in defence of the Constitution? (Friends in democracies others than the U.S.A. should roll their eyes).

Thanks to Patricia C..A. for the tip off on this article.

 Gun Violence Since Newtown  May 3, 2013

by John Light and Lauren Feeney (From Moyers and Company Website.)

Take a look at gun deaths, school shootings, public opinion and the Senate vote on gun control in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, that killed 26 people, including 20 children.

The Victims

Number of people killed by guns in the first 98 days post-Newtown: 2,244
Total gun homicides in 2011 (the latest year for which there are FBI records): 8,583
Total gun deaths, including homicide, suicide and accidental death in 2010 (the latest year for which there are CDC records): 31,300
Number of school shootings since Newtown: 9*

Jan. 10, 2013 –
Taft Union High School, Taft, CA – one injured
Jan. 11, 2013 –
Osborn High School, Detroit, MI – one injured
Jan. 15, 2013 –
Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, St. Louis, MO – two injured
Jan. 15, 2013 –
Hazard Community and Technical College, Hazard, KY – Taylor Jade Cornett, 12, Caitlin Cornett, 20, and Jackie Cornett, 53, were killed
Jan. 16, 2013 –
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL – Tyrone Lawson, 17, was killed
Jan. 22, 2013 –
Lone Star College, Houston, TX – three injured
Jan. 31, 2013 –
Price Middle School, Atlanta, GA – one injured
March 18, 2013 –
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL – The gunman, James Oliver Seevakumaran, 30, killed himself
April 18, 2013 –
MIT, Cambridge, MA – MIT police officer Sean Collier, 27, was killed

POVEY EDITORIAL NOTE  I’d like to know how many of these shootings were in defence of the Constitution.

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