You just have to look at the murder statistics from the big cities. St
Louis (49.9 per 100,000), Detroit (43.6 per 100k) and New Orleans
(38.7 per 100k) would be a good place to start. There are hundreds of
gun murders in any of these cities but it is seldom you really hear
much about it except when it is rolled up into the statistics.
A "mass shooting" is defined as 3 or more people shot at one time
(wounded or killed). That might be a school shooting that will be on
CNN day and night for a month or , more likely, a drive by gang
shooting in a ghetto that barely makes the news on the local station.
They seldom do any kind of trace on those guns because most go
unsolved. I saw a statistic in Baltimore that said they have hundreds
of unsolved murders every year. (far less than half are closed)
Did you watch the series Las Vegas Law? It is cases from the DA's office.
The next to the last of the series was one with a knucklehead vs female
sergeant. She responded to a robbery in progress IIRC and was overpowered by
the actor whom was initially very compliant and proceeded to beat the snot
out of her. She hung in there and sent the emergency out. Besides the major
tuneup she received by pummeling and kicking the bozo was trying to grab her
pistol. This turd was lifting her off the ground by the gun. Lucky for her
the PD supplied holsters with excellent weapon retention. When he left the
scene she was in shock but still able to tell other responders where he was.
He was captured and is riding the bullet for life. Didn't even fight it. He
admitted if he had gotten the weapon she would have been aced. Probably
enjoys the gray bar motel. She's still a little f'd up and will probably go
out on disability. Has 2(?) kids.
Governments kill many more people with guns than criminals do. (In
fact the largest single shooting in U.S. history was the Wounded Knee
massacre.) Therefore if you really are interested in getting rid of
guns and reducting gun-related deaths it makes the most sense to start
taking guns away from the people who do the most damage with them.
Roger Blake (Posts from Google Groups killfiled due to excess spam.)
What you describe is itself illegal. It is a federal felony to purchase a firearm with the intent to
transfer it to a third party -- even if that third party may legally own firearms. For example, I am
legally able to own firearms, and can easily pass the required background check (as, indeed,
I have done many times); yet both he and I are committing felonies if I give my neighbor (who
can also pass the background check) the cash to purchase a gun on my behalf.
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