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Protecting Women from Gun Violence
americanprogress.org ^ | 6/14/2014 | Unknown

Posted on 06/16/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT by rktman

Levels of gun violence remain unacceptably high in this country, and judging from the daily toll of gun murders to the extraordinary acts of mass violence such as the one that occurred in Isla Vista just days ago, women are too often the targets of gun violence. Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; didiots; dropadimelaw; guncontrol; molonlabe
Woo Hoo. If anyone in the DC area is free on Wednesday afternoon, you might want to RSVP and partake of an hour and a half of lies, fact bending and obsfucation by attending this crap fest. Plane fare is a little too steep from NV right now.
1 posted on 06/16/2014 6:53:01 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman
Levels of gun violence remain unacceptably high in this country...

If this is true, why are we allowing so many illegal alien "children" into the U.S. to "escape the gun violence" in Central America? Duh? Why are they coming here? Are they stupid or what?

2 posted on 06/16/2014 6:56:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: rktman

So shooting men is ok?


3 posted on 06/16/2014 7:00:06 AM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rktman

By taking guns away from their hookups.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yup. I’m pretty sure if I lived in the paradise known as mexico I’d sure want to avoid coming to this hell hole. Er.....maybe that’s not right. More research needed. I’m thinkin’ Jan Brewer needs to bus these trespassers to dc and drop them. DC does stand for detention center doesn’t it?


5 posted on 06/16/2014 7:02:36 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

“Every day 5 women are murdered with guns in the United States”.
I see no mention of the thousands that are murdered in the womb every day. I guess they don’t count.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 7:03:24 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: rktman

Teach a woman to shoot - Today.

Empowering women to fight back is a hell of a lot more effective.

Men SHOULD attend, and offer to train/teach any woman who shows up. Right outside the conference, set up a booth, hand out flyers, offer free shooting and safety lessons.

The NRA and other organizations should be all over these kind of events.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 7:03:49 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: rktman

“a large percentage”

Meaning? 10%? 25%? 50%?

Oh, let me guess... even one percent is too many to allow me to continue owning a gun, right?


8 posted on 06/16/2014 7:04:07 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: rktman

The Dems are back to the divide and conquer strategy. I bet there are far more men who die from “gun violence” (since a lot more men are gang bangers). The truth is that from a potential victim standpoint, guns are more important to women as a tool for self-defense than to men as women are on average physically weaker and slower (running) than men, and are therefore more likely to be victims of just about all criminal activities. As such guns are the great equalizer for their self-defense, and these A-holes want to take that away from them so they would go back to being helpless. They make me puke.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 7:05:18 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: DaveyB
So shooting men is ok?

Apparently it is "intimate" partners who are dangerous.

10 posted on 06/16/2014 7:05:39 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: rktman
Will Alan Dershowitz be there?
11 posted on 06/16/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rktman

More gun laws?

If laws worked the US President wouldn’t be a dope smoking, cocaine sniffing illegal alien.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 7:07:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: rktman

By far, the *very best* way of “Protecting Women from Gun Violence”, is to give them guns!

And that is real feminism.

This should be thrown in the face of the gun controllers. That by their wanting to disarm women, they are calling women inferior to men. Barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen baking pies for the men. Too weak to open a door, or to pull out their own chair to sit down to dinner.

Timid and frightened of wildflowers, because they are wild. Who faint at the sound of a bad word. Who need men to protect them, because they cannot protect themselves, and are frightened of mice and loud noises.

If you respect women, you know they are capable of defending themselves when they are armed. A woman with a gun can protect herself from a muscular psychopath bent on rape and murder. No help needed at all, except to police up the criminal’s body.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 7:08:48 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: rktman

And as is usual with the left, it remains unsaid that most of the guns involved were illegal in the first place, and the vast majority of the vics (and the perps) were black. Something like 3/4 (maybe more) of all gun violence disappears if you don’t count black-perp violence.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 7:11:07 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: rktman
Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners.

How many of these "intimate partners" are thug felons?

You would lower the death rate by convincing women to not live with thugs. But it would be hard because thugs are so much more "exciting" and "sexy" than marrying a WalMart manager.

15 posted on 06/16/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: certrtwngnut

To liberals, they don’t. They can be replaced with illegal aliens who have on allegiance to the US.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: rktman

“Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners.”

Thank goodness there were no guns present in my household!!!

Nicole Brown Simpson (dec)


17 posted on 06/16/2014 7:20:55 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name (\w)
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To: rktman
Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States...

Let's see the numbers!

18 posted on 06/16/2014 7:22:23 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: MileHi

Here are the numbers for 2011, 1613 female murder victims of firearms.

http://ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezashr/asp/vic_display.asp

These crosstabs are very useful. You can sort the data by year, age, sex, race, state, number of victims and offenders, type of weapon used.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: rktman
Once again we see the two types of LIES that are incessantly used by the gun grabbers:

A). The implicational LIE that there are virtually no laws on the books on guns.

B). Lying by statistics to score whatever political points they can to Forward their gun grabbing agenda.

The ‘Loose Laws Lie’ has been repeatedly used to attack our Commonsense Civil Rights by the following method:

Step one: Repeatedly scream that ‘gun violence’ is casued by the ‘easy access to guns’.

Step two: Get whatever laws they can on the books in response to the latest incident - and then say it’s a good “First Step”.

Go back to step one, rinse lather repeat……

Back up the process with Lies based on statistics..

20 posted on 06/16/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: certrtwngnut

What’s a tissue mass matter anyway? Freakin’ hippo-critters.


21 posted on 06/16/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: DaveyB

ARCHIE BUNKER: Would it make you feel any better if they was pushed out of windows?


22 posted on 06/16/2014 8:01:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: heartwood

Thanks

For some reason it won’t open, will try again later.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 8:01:54 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: certrtwngnut

5 a day seems small compared to the violence

PREVENTED

by a woman having a gun.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

http://www.avpress.com/page.php?page=58

Concise, rational comments welcome here...

My comments on the topic:

“Nearly every mass shooting incident in the last twenty years, and multiple other instances of suicide and isolated shootings all share one thing in common, and it’s not the weapons used. It has been shown that many of the mass shooters were on powerful psychotropic drugs or had been taking them at some point in the immediate past just prior to their crimes.

SSRI drugs ( Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors ) have well known, but unreported side effects, including but not limited to suicide and other violent behavior.

What are these drugs doing? What are the side effects while on them? Another common denominator that no one wants to mention is the vast majority of these shooters were democrats…

In addition, we have state legislatures, corrupt representatives (Yee, Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein) and the buffoons in Washington doing all they can to disarm sane and law abiding citizens, making us all sitting ducks for these mental cases. I wonder what all those fools have in common. A big fat D after their name.

So there are common themes here; SSRI drugs, democrats or some version of anarchist doing most of the shootings and democrats trying to disarm us…hmmmm. Nope, nothing to see here…it’s got to be the guns. Yep, the guns are the problem.”


25 posted on 06/16/2014 8:05:57 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

“... Nope, nothing to see here…it’s got to be the guns. Yep, the guns are the problem.”

Glad you came to your senses at the end. LOL! :>}


26 posted on 06/16/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States

"Would it make you fell any better, little girl, if they was pushed outta windows?"
- Archie Bunker

27 posted on 06/16/2014 8:11:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MileHi

The link worked for me but not to the crosstabbed page I selected.

Here is a link to the home page.

http://ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezashr/


28 posted on 06/16/2014 8:15:02 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: rktman

I snark a lot when I write in to the paper...that may be why I get printed often...facts laced with snark, sarcasm and humor...


29 posted on 06/16/2014 8:16:26 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: certrtwngnut

Nope and you never will. Libs could care a less about the millions of dead children their policies have murdered over the years, and the hundreds of thousands (millions?) of woman who could have been armed but weren’t (because of lib policies and brain-washing) during these crimes.

Libs worship death. These women serve only as a statistic to move their agenda forward. They’ll also do everything they can do insure that the murderers of these women never receive the death penalty and are unleashed upon society again to repeat the destructive cycle. It’s job security for libs....


30 posted on 06/16/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Little Pig

“Something like 3/4 (maybe more) of all gun violence disappears if you don’t count black-perp violence.”

That is fairly accurate if you add Hispanics. Blacks constitute just under 50% of victims and perps. The white and Asian murder rate in this country is very close to the European rates praised by libtards.


31 posted on 06/16/2014 8:21:39 AM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: SZonian

Yeah, I kinda do the same and sometimes one or two letters slip through and actually get printed. Of course the online responses (which I can’t respond to due to needing a facebook account) can get pretty nasty. Occasionally someone in the comment section stands up for me. Heheheh! :>} Lucky my “feelings” aren’t easily hurt. Nor am I offended to often.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 8:23:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: SZonian

Using the crosstab data I linked to earlier in this thread you can see that the number of female murder victims declined by 38% from 1980 to 2011.

Factors leading to decline: older population overall, ghetto crack wars diminished, better trauma care, more police intervention in domestic violence incidents and shelters.

Factors which would tend to push increase: increase in population overall, proportional increase in minority populations with higher crime rates and younger age distribution.

Factors not supported or suggested by data from crosstab charts: SSRI use.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 8:23:38 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: SZonian

Sorry - I see your comments were more pertinent to the thread you linked to than to this one.


34 posted on 06/16/2014 8:25:41 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: rktman

Any time you seen the term “gun violence” used, expect it to be from someone who has a gun-grabber mentality who does not really care about violent crime in general. The UK has higher violent crime rates than we do, for instance, and considerably so. This apparently doesn’t matter to the “gun violence” crowd.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 8:30:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yup, it’s only guns. Everything else gets a pass. I wonder if they’re gonna use the old “2 millions times more likely if there’s a gun in the house” canard.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 8:32:30 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

This paper is relatively conservative...the editorial staff are a pretty no nonsense group of folks...

I use a simple tactic, I don’t subscribe nor do I purchase any papers throughout the week to deal with any replies nor be tempted to get into a debate. It’s like shooting a nuke off and not having to deal with any of the fallout.

These go into the Sunday print edition...the paper instituted a paywall a couple of years back, so I don’t know if they post them online or not since I won’t pay.


37 posted on 06/16/2014 8:36:19 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: heartwood

No worries, I was just sharing...my comment/post probably isn’t pertinent to this thread, but it was kinda on topic.


38 posted on 06/16/2014 8:37:40 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: rktman

Larry Elder says that women who are for gun control is like chickens cheering for Colonel Sanders.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:13 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: SZonian

Out home town paper is a gannett paper so it’s owned by the same assclowns as usatoday. Lib? Uh, heck yeah. We only get it cause Momma wants the coupons. LOL! Sometimes you gotta pick your battles.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:44 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
"...a gannett paper..."

Ungh!

41 posted on 06/16/2014 8:47:34 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: rktman

Thanks but I think I’ll clean my handgun instead. :-)


42 posted on 06/16/2014 9:03:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rktman

I know exactly what they should do if they really want to reduce the level of gun violence against women by intimate partners. Start offering firearms and marksmanship training to women. Make it more possible for them to own firearms (which would include getting rid of all those stupid hoplophobic laws against “Saturday Night Special” handguns which are otherwise cheap and easy to acquire). Then make it easy for them to carry said handguns on their persons at all times. Oh, and I’d also recommend that those women take their best range target, laminate it, and display it above their bed. I’m pretty sure most domestic abusers/rapists would be less inclined to hurt their partner if they knew she had a pistol on her person and that she was a good shot!


43 posted on 06/16/2014 9:15:55 AM PDT by lcms rev
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To: rktman

I would never click on and give a “hit” to anything called americanprogress.org. That would be supporting the enemy camp.


44 posted on 06/16/2014 11:10:18 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

LOL! What’s the problem? John f’n kohn-heinz-kerry is getting ready to team up with the iranians to see what we can do to screw up in iraq. I know. It’s a mixed up muddled up screwed up world. :>} I only posted it in case someone wants to go and obtain some of their top secret tactics. Kind of like their guide to messaging for gun control that we’re no supposed to see. See it below.

http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/748675/gun-violencemessaging-guide-pdf-1.pdf


45 posted on 06/16/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

“gun violence” “gun violence” “gun violence”

They keep using that phrase in a constant drumbeat so that whenever anybody hears the word “violence” they immediately associate it with “gun”. Try it out on your friends and neighbors to see how effect this Pavlovian ploy is working.


46 posted on 06/16/2014 3:16:36 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka
They keep using that phrase in a constant drumbeat so that whenever anybody hears the word “violence” they immediately associate it with “gun”. Try it out on your friends and neighbors to see how effect this Pavlovian ploy is working.

"Sponge Violence"

47 posted on 06/16/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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