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Guns Donít Kill People, Obama Voters Kill People
Front Page magazine ^ | 2-17-2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 02/17/2013 11:56:44 AM PST by smoothsailing

Guns Don’t Kill People, Obama Voters Kill People

February 17, 2013

By Daniel Greenfield


Try and control these guns

Gun control works. That’s why Chicago, which came out for Obama, and has strict gun control laws, is trying to set some kind of gun violence record, while Salt Lake City and Fargo, where guns are legal, isn’t.

It seems as if guns don’t kill people. Obama voters kill people.

According to police data reported by the Sun Times, Chicago experienced a shooting every 3.57 hours in 2012.

The Sun Times reports that the number of murders in the city of Chicago for 2012 was 506, or more than one per day and nearly 10 per week.

The number of shootings however, was almost five times the number of homicides with police reporting 2,460 for the year.

There were 366 days in 2012 or 8,784 hours. That means that Chicago experienced a shooting every 3.57 hours.

Gun control will do Chicago about as much good as trying to reduce the number of hours in the day. The problem isn’t guns, it’s people. Specifically the types of people who vote for Obama.

Gun violence isn’t a hardware problem. It’s a social problem. As the drug war has already shown us, trying to wipe out a product will not stop the social problem.

Liberals make this same exact argument when it comes to drugs, but take the opposite tack when it comes to guns. But that may be a clash between drug culture on the liberal side and gun culture on the conservative side.

But as Obama pivots from Newtown to Chicago, and from Adam Lanza, who is the atypical face of gun violence, to the Chicago gangs who are the typical face of gun violence, it might be time to start discussing gun violence as a social problem.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; democrats; guncontrol; gunfreezone; obama; obamavoters; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/17/2013 11:56:58 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

That’s the most honest headline I’ve ever seen. We should simply get rid of obama voters to stop the violence.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 11:58:25 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: smoothsailing

Ødungo-voters also destroy our country.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:00:07 PM PST by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains. Half of FL is safe.)
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To: smoothsailing

So this begs a question...

Is there an overlay of Obama support and gun violence? Is there another with legal gun owners and gun violence?


4 posted on 02/17/2013 12:08:52 PM PST by fuente
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To: smoothsailing

So this begs a question...

Is there an overlay of Obama support and gun violence? Is there another with legal gun owners and gun violence?


5 posted on 02/17/2013 12:09:07 PM PST by fuente
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To: fuente

We already know...

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/gun-violence-is-not-a-republican-problem-its-a-democratic-problem/


6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:13:19 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Finally, a totally honest article about America’s “gun violence” problem.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 12:15:25 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: smoothsailing

Sultan is the master.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 12:19:23 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: smoothsailing
There truly are two Americas. One is the Obama supporters, the other one is everybody else.

If you consider the things that Obama says, they make sense only for the Obama supporters.

9 posted on 02/17/2013 12:24:17 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Magpul’s new slogan, “Guns Don’t Kill People, Obama Voters Kill People”

Their sales would go through the roof


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:40 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: smoothsailing

They should compile a list of all the recent media reported shootings and show the profile of the shooters themselves - facts such as location, age, medication,substance abuse problems, type family units, criminal history, political affiliations, where the guns were obtained, etc...make it a big article with photos and diagrams and all. The Left would have a fit

I bet the MSM and the liberals would have none of it;. The truth would hurt too much.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 12:50:41 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: smoothsailing

They should compile a list of all the recent media reported shootings and show the profile of the shooters themselves - facts such as location, age, medication,substance abuse problems, type family units, criminal history, political affiliations, where the guns were obtained, etc...make it a big article with photos and diagrams and all and make sure to list what gun control policies are already in effect at the shooting locations. The Left would have a fit.

I bet the MSM and the liberals would have none of it;. The truth would hurt too much.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 12:52:21 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: smoothsailing
"Two out of three homies understand the importance of trigger discipline."


13 posted on 02/17/2013 12:57:16 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: smoothsailing

We should really stop using the term “gun violence”. It is violence in which a gun was used. I never hear “Hammer violence” or “fist violence” or “lead pipe violence”. Any time someone uses the term we should correct them. Don’t let them own the language.


14 posted on 02/17/2013 1:08:21 PM PST by Castigar
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To: smoothsailing

Not Obama voters......DNC voters.

I would apply for a federal grant to study the voting records of convicted felons.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 1:14:52 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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16 posted on 02/17/2013 1:18:35 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: smoothsailing
That is the most true and funniest post post of the month.
17 posted on 02/17/2013 1:23:44 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama isn’t worried about controlling criminals’ guns, he’s only worried about controlling honest American citizens.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 2:44:59 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: smoothsailing

BUMP a great (and very accurate) thread title.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 2:52:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: fuente
Is there an overlay of Obama support and gun violence?
I’ve seen a comparison between the “red county, blue county map and the low gun murder county, high gun murder map. Great correlation. What do you expect? About half the prison population is black, and nearly all blacks who voted, voted for Obama.
Is there another with legal gun owners and gun violence?
I tried to run the numbers. Seems like there are 2000 or 3000 legal gun owners for every one gun murder in any given year. That’s enough to make it clear that legally owning a gun is not much if any indication of a propensity to abuse a gun for murder.

What it means is that if legal gun ownership has anything to do with violence, it is as an insurance policy against being a victim of violence. It only stands to reason that the person who wants to use a gun lawlessly, doesn’t want his name on the gun he uses. Hence, he would be more likely to obtain a gun illegally whether or not it was easy to get legally.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 5:03:51 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
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