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Gun deaths shaped by race in America
Washington Post ^ | 3/22/2013

Posted on 03/24/2013 3:45:40 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else.

The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.

Where a person lives matters, too. Gun deaths in urban areas are much more likely to be homicides, while suicide is far and away the dominant form of gun death in rural areas. States with the most guns per capita, such as Montana and Wyoming, have the highest suicide rates; states with low gun ownership rates, such as Massachusetts and New York, have far fewer suicides per capita.

Suicides and homicides are highly charged human dramas. Both acts shatter families, friends and sometimes communities. But the reactions are as different as black and white, and those differences shape the nation’s divided attitudes toward gun control.

For instance, African Americans tend to be stronger backers of tough gun controls than whites. A Washington Post-ABC News poll this month found that about three-quarters of blacks support stronger controls, compared with about half of whites. The poll also found that two-thirds of city dwellers support stronger gun controls, while only about a third of rural residents back them.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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The Post spewing their usual bile...
1 posted on 03/24/2013 3:45:40 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.
unusual for the Post the numbers are pret'near correct ~ this, BTW, has been known for more than a century. Blacks kill each other, and Whites kill themselves.

Except for political correctness we'd know the reasons. Call your county coroner for his theory.

2 posted on 03/24/2013 3:50:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Altura Ct.

“Gun deaths shaped by race in America”

Shaped by race?

Between 1976-2005 per DOJ statistics, blacks represented 12% of the total US population yet accounted for 52.2% of all homicides.

That is more than “shaped”. That is a national epidemic.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 3:55:48 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Altura Ct.
'The statistical difference is dramatic, according to a Washington Post analysis ...
86.434% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

4 posted on 03/24/2013 3:58:02 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I’m having a real hard time believing any of that carp. Sounds like made-up stats, to fit their ‘gun-grabber agenda’, once again. Blech.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 4:01:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I wonder if there are any stats for other continents, not guns but clubs, machetes etc.


6 posted on 03/24/2013 4:09:49 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Red in Blue PA
52.2% of all homicides.

As victims or as the perp?

7 posted on 03/24/2013 4:13:09 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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What were the statistics for blacks that shot people other than themselves though? Why isn’t that mentioned?...(rhetorical question)


8 posted on 03/24/2013 4:16:34 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: carriage_hill
Solution to the problem: disarm all blacks of firearms, and impose harsh penalties for possession. That should do it for the murder rate from guns. /S

However, murder rates by machete will rise significantly.

9 posted on 03/24/2013 4:17:35 AM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: jsanders2001

Or should I say black on white gun crime


10 posted on 03/24/2013 4:19:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Altura Ct.
In other words--and I'm sure the wankers at the Washington Compost don't get this even though it's their article--the guns aren't the determining factor. The people are. Gun control can't fix stupidity.
11 posted on 03/24/2013 4:25:23 AM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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disarm all blacks of firearms, and impose harsh penalties for possession.

How do you propose to determine blackness?
Few American negros are truly that anymore. Even your Usurper in Chief is less than a half-ling.

12 posted on 03/24/2013 4:27:32 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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“How do you propose to determine blackness?”

Those who grew up in a single mother household?


13 posted on 03/24/2013 4:30:58 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Altura Ct.
African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else

I feel bad for the victims. But, tell me, what does the "someone else" look like?

14 posted on 03/24/2013 4:32:15 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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I assume you meant 'single parent household' rather than separated lesbian mommy's?
15 posted on 03/24/2013 4:36:33 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: hitkicker
Exactly - even though this is a gun control hit piece - the statistics clearly point out the disproportional race component. More than 10 to 1.

Even though they are vague with comments like African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else."

(Who would that 'someone else' be?) I am actually surprised the Post printed this.

16 posted on 03/24/2013 4:39:27 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Interesting, but missing a key figure. What are the suicide and homocide rates rates for both groups.

From the information presented so far the suicide rates could be the same for black and white populations. Which would leave you with very UN-PC conclusion.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 4:47:08 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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“I assume you meant ‘single parent household’ rather than separated lesbian mommy’s?”

No, I meant single mother. I don’t think most boys being raised with there father are damaged to the same extent that they are by being raised by a single mother.


18 posted on 03/24/2013 4:49:01 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Altura Ct.

“A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.”

It is racism to consider any facts that cast blacks in a bad light or that doesn’t advance the liberal (er, “progressive”) agenda.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 4:50:11 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Altura Ct.

Well aren’t these statistics just special. Let me see if I can interpret them correctly. This means that if we take all guns away from all blacks and leave all the guns with all whites, the crime rate goes down significantly and dramatically. Since suicide is not a crime and since the rate of blacks killing blacks is like 98.5% (just made that up like the Post does) then the crime rate should drop by 97.6%. Amazing what you can do with statistics!


20 posted on 03/24/2013 4:50:36 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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