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THE 'GUN VIOLENCE' LOOPHOLE
Free Republic Original Content | 6/25/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 06/25/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz

Often, we hear liberals decry the gun violence in America.... but it is a lie. The lie is not in the actual statistics about 'gun violence', because those are accurate. The lie lies in the 'spike'.

To 'spike' a story is to not report it. Newspapers, liberally bent as they are, often spike a story that shows their liberal policies in a bad light.

So, too, do anti-gun liberals spike the part of the story that matters. They do this by focusing on GUN violence, not violence as-a-while. It does not matter HOW a person is killed, their blood still pools beneath their corpse. Anti-gun liberals seem to think that death by gun is far worse that death by knife, garrote, or baseball bat. Of course it is not; in fact, one can argue that death by means other than a firearm is even a little more ghastly and painful. As Archie Bunker famously observed, when chiding his fictional but anti-gun daughter, "Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed outta windows?"

So why do they focus on gun-related violence and gun-related homicides, rather than homicides in general? Because they want firearms in America to be banned. After all. civilian possession of firearms may thwart their communist, fascist, and socialist plans.

America leads the world in gun-related homicides, but trails half the world in overall homicides. The numbers from the UN -- no friend of civilian firearm possession -- bear that out. Looking at the actual statistics for all homicides in the world, not just gun-related homicides, one quickly observes that we rank 103rd out of 207 nations in the world in homicides. Recent statistics are available; The UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) compiled the information in 2011. We can see quickly that the United States was almost exactly halfway down the list, with a homicide rate of 4.8 per 100,000 citizens. You are less likely to be killed in America by a factor of 19 times, as compared to nation that possesses the homicide rate, Honduras, who has a rate of 91.2 homicides per 100,000 people. Most of the deadliest countries to live in are in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Even Greenland, a nation one would naturally assume to be peaceful, had a rate of 19 homicides per 100,000, making it nearly four times riskier to live in than America.

Mexico, and certainly North Korea, strictly ban all guns in civilian possession... yet they had murder rates of 23.7 and 15.2 per 100,000, respectively. This shows them to be very dangerous places to live, as opposed to the firearm-saturated United States of America.

The method does not matter. What matters is the murder. However, to fetishistic hoplophobic liberals, death by gun is far worse. We have already discussed why.

The next time you see an antigunner decrying 'American levels of gun violence', confront them -- via text or voice -- and inform them that America is much less homicidal than half the countries in the world. Ask them why the qualifier of GUN to the term HOMICIDES is necessary. Ask them to care enough to care about all homicides, then direct them to Africa, or South America, or the Caribbean -- where they can do some real good.

And them inform them that the term 'Gun Violence' is a linguistic loophole -- and that you aim to close that loophole once and for all.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; FReeper Editorial; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; gunviolenceloophole; homicidestatistics; secondamendment; vanity
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I am sick and tired of this loophole. Let's close it once and for all.
1 posted on 06/25/2013 5:26:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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2 posted on 06/25/2013 5:27:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

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3 posted on 06/25/2013 5:29:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

BTTT


4 posted on 06/25/2013 5:30:14 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Lazamataz

Sometimes you just feel like smacking your head on a giant chunk of marble. I think I need some scream therapy. LOL!


5 posted on 06/25/2013 5:30:26 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Lazamataz

Cracking wise again, I see.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 5:36:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Lazamataz
Excellent point. Conservative need to understand the importance of setting the context for issues and taking control of terminology used in debate.

The left figured out the power of words decades ago. Its time for a level playing field.

7 posted on 06/25/2013 5:37:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Excellent point. Conservative need to understand the importance of setting the context for issues and taking control of terminology used in debate. The left figured out the power of words decades ago. Its time for a level playing field.

...thusly this editorial. Hopefully it provides an awareness, and a good counter to the loaded terminology.

8 posted on 06/25/2013 5:39:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Nossir, I’m serious.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 5:39:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

BTTT


10 posted on 06/25/2013 5:39:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Lazamataz

Oh! Sorry, chap! Right you are. And a damned nice piece, sir! Harrumph.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 5:42:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: George_Vreeland_Hill_5; TheOldLady

I promised I would ping you to this article, Vreeland-Hill. Hope you enjoy the fact we are on to one of your antigunner linguistic loopholes. :)


12 posted on 06/25/2013 5:42:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Harrumph! :)


13 posted on 06/25/2013 5:43:02 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I promised I’d ping you to this one, friend. :)


14 posted on 06/25/2013 5:43:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

An excellent project, Laz.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 5:47:07 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow
An excellent project, Laz.

It's something I noticed when I saw the antigunners on the Screaming Faces shows, and it annoyed me more and more, until I finally had no choice but to write.... and point it out.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 5:48:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz
That little guy must be happy as hell ‘cause that was good!
17 posted on 06/25/2013 5:48:35 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Lazamataz
"Because they want firearms in America to be banned. After all. civilian possession of firearms may thwart their communist, fascist, and socialist plans."

And that's exactly why the founders guaranteed our God-given rights to keep and bear arms. Eff the left.

18 posted on 06/25/2013 5:51:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MileHi
That little guy must be happy as hell ‘cause that was good!

I'm not sure... let's find out...

... yeah, he's so happy he's dancing. :)

19 posted on 06/25/2013 5:52:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Jim Robinson

20 posted on 06/25/2013 5:54:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

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21 posted on 06/25/2013 5:55:30 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Lazamataz

Also remove the drug and turf related FUA (feral urban animal) murders, and we live in one of the safest countries that has EVER existed!


22 posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:07 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

BTW, I can understand why you — at first glance — would have thought I was cutting up. The title looks, with a quick scan only, like something an antigunner would write. That was intentional... only when you got into the article, would you see the linguistic twist I employed on their chicanery.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

Bump!

Our ideological opponents are not interested in honest discussion of issues. Orwell was a prophet in so many ways. We have so many examples to choose from, and the dishonesty inherent in “gun violence” is near or at the top of the list.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 5:59:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
Our ideological opponents are not interested in honest discussion of issues.

I know. This observation, and the subsequent techniques to defuse the 'loophole', is not intended to convince them. It is intended to remove a linguistic tool they employ, and it is intended to show the lower information voter the skullduggery employed on the anti's part.

25 posted on 06/25/2013 6:01:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz
fetishistic hoplophobic liberals

Now, I gotta be added to your ping list after that delectable, dictionary-necessitating descriptor.

26 posted on 06/25/2013 6:03:31 PM PDT by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: 50mm
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27 posted on 06/25/2013 6:04:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

What’s perhaps most ironic of all about the overall US statistics is that gun violence is highest in areas where the gun laws are the most restrictive. Places like Chicago, for example.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 6:09:11 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: meyer

Perhaps, my friend, and well-observed .... but that would have been outside the scope of my editorial. I was concentrating on the defusing of the term “Gun Violence”.


29 posted on 06/25/2013 6:10:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

And here I am using the term. :)


30 posted on 06/25/2013 6:12:31 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: meyer

BAAAD little monkey. :)


31 posted on 06/25/2013 6:14:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz
Thank you.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 6:16:46 PM PDT by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: 50mm

LOL great picture!


33 posted on 06/25/2013 6:21:16 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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And them inform them that the term 'Gun Violence' is a linguistic loophole -- and that you aim to close that loophole once and for all.

"Gun Violence" is simply a euphemism that the hoplophobes use for gun ownership. If you read the press releases, simply substitute the term, and it all makes sense. When they say they want to reduce "violence" they really mean "ownership."

34 posted on 06/25/2013 6:33:42 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Tryin to get this darned thing noticed!


35 posted on 06/25/2013 6:50:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Lazamataz

Very informative, dear Laz, thank you!


36 posted on 06/25/2013 7:52:03 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Lazamataz

As a prosecutor. I tried eight homicide cases. Cause of death in those cases:

Blunt force trauma: 1

Knife: 5

Gunshot: 2

I think we should ban knives.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 7:55:38 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Lazamataz

Great job, my darling friend!

I’m not sure that the zottee is still lurking, but here’s hoping that he is.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 7:57:39 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Lazamataz

Sorry. Didn’t notice. You’re too subtle, most times....


39 posted on 06/25/2013 8:52:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Lazamataz
Hahaha!

One of my favorite things about FR is that little guy.

Been a long time since you introduced ‘im...

40 posted on 06/25/2013 9:00:39 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Lazamataz
One of the reasons that a stronger federal government was formed by passage of the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation was in response to Shay's Rebellion. People shot at tax collectors!

Many of them were members of their local militia too. Yet, the same people, mostly, who wrote, passed and ratified the Constitution, insisted upon, wrote, passed and ratified the Bill of Rights, one of which reads

"A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."

There is no gun violence loophole.

Not even if the stats were what the gun grabbers like to insinuate they are.

41 posted on 06/25/2013 9:07:18 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
People shot at tax collectors!

And an American tradition that needs to come back!

42 posted on 06/25/2013 9:42:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lazamataz
B4TTT
43 posted on 06/25/2013 11:15:27 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Lazamataz
I don't think anyone's looked at it this way, but I am capable of being a rather macabre fellow at times ...

If I had my druthers, I'd druther be shot to death than;

hanged, pummeled with a baseball bat, stabbed, garoted, drowned, burnt up in a fire, suffering to the last moment with cancer, left to die in the frozen wasteland of Siberia, starved to death, having my head cut off, and a few et cetera's.

Putting a bullet in my head would be a seamless existence ..

Hey Alice, gimmee another bee ... Hello, Jesus .... wann'a beer ?

44 posted on 06/26/2013 1:58:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Being exploded is also a very good way to go. Apparantly the explosion travels faster than nerve signals can travel. One moment you are there, the next, you are not — no pain.


45 posted on 06/26/2013 2:13:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: MHGinTN

Thanks for the exponential bump!


46 posted on 06/26/2013 2:14:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: El Gato
There is no gun violence loophole.

Ah, but there is.

Reread the editorial. Methinks you overlooked my true point. It is a rhetorical loophole, intended to blur the true issue: homicide rates in all countries.

Why should it matter if the method of execution was a gun?.... unless the antigunners have a different motive, of course.

47 posted on 06/26/2013 2:17:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: TheOldLady
Great job, my darling friend! I’m not sure that the zottee is still lurking, but here’s hoping that he is.

Thanks, pookie. He might still be lurking; if he is, I want him to know we are on to his side's shenanigans, and we intend to publicize the knowledge.

48 posted on 06/26/2013 2:18:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

:) What you would call subtle, I would call ‘crafty’. :)


49 posted on 06/26/2013 2:19:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You are welcome, my love. :)


50 posted on 06/26/2013 2:19:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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