Yet Another “Senseless” Shooting At A School

“‘No Way to Prevent This’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” — The Onion

“We spent over a trillion dollars, and passed countless laws, and devote entire agencies to preventing terrorist attacks on our soil, and rightfully so.  And yet we have a Congress that explicitly blocks us from even collecting data on how we could potentially reduce gun deaths. How can that be?”             — President Obama

Deaths from Terrorism vs. Gun Homicides:

2001 —  2,689 vs.11,348    2002 — 25 vs.11,829   2003 — 35 vs.11,920   2004 — 74 vs.11,624

2005 — 56 vs.12,352     2006 — 28 vs.12,791    2007 — 19 vs.12,632   2008 — 33 vs.12,179

2009 — 9 vs.11, 493    2010 — 15 vs.11,078     2011 — 17 vs.11,101

(Source: using available State and Justice Department figures.  Does not include suicides by guns.)

2 Comments on “Yet Another “Senseless” Shooting At A School”

  1. Mike West says:

    And yet Obama refuses to introduce legislation to address this…

  2. Mike West says:

    In the wake of this report, I read an article that said the US has the THIRD HIGHEST rate of gun deaths in the world. Wow…sounds bad. But it went on to say that if the gun murders of Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and Washington, DC are taken out of the mix, the US falls to 4th from the bottom. Sounds to me like our problem is largely an “inner city” problem. Who out there can argue differently?

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