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Armed Violence is on the Rise Across the United States

by Grete Mautner, New Eastern Outlook:

Armed violence in the streets has already claimed more American lives than any war that the US has ever waged, in fact the total number of gun violence victims has already surpassed all the wars the country has ever fought, from the American Revolution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that Americans are less afraid of radicals that could commit a terrorist attack somewhere in the US than of their armed fellow citizens, notes both The Huffington Post amd YouGov.

According to the Raw Story story report so far over 1,008 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, with at least 182 fatally. There were also 3,500 shootings, mostly concentrated in poor sections of the city with rampant gang and drug-related violence.

Last year Chicago’s authorities would report 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents, and 4,331 shooting victims.

Nevertheless, the number of residents applying for a firearms license in the third largest city of the US has been skyrocketing for a long time now, overtaking any other American city in terms of those willing to arm oneself, The Daily Caller notes. Some gun instructors attribute this rise to residents’ desire to arm themselves in a particularly violent city.

It has also been noted that the city plans to hire nearly 1,000 additional officers over two years to address the problem, and is increasingly relying on high-tech solutions. Chicago police has also become the first US police agency to use a new web tool where residents can anonymously report crimes.

But why the US, that likes to advertise itself as the most democratic country in the world, an ever increasing number of residents is getting murdered in broad daylight. The Rasmussen Reports is convinced that this phenomenon can be attributed to the fact that it’s easier to get a gun in America than it used to be.

Aside from all sorts of gun manufacturers producing all sorts of guns, one can even buy a handgun that would resemble an Iphone. As it’s been reported an American company that specializes in manufacturing concealed weapons start selling guns designed to resemble iPhones, that would still be much cheaper that an average smartphone. Ideal Conceal is a double-barreled 380-calibre handgun and is being advertised as an easy blend in today’s environment.

Moreover, silencers are now being advertised in the US as a tool for hearing protection. The American gun industry is trying to shake off the Hollywood hitman image of the gun silencer in a bid to re-brand, thus rolling back regulations that date to the 1930s. As of now the US gun lobby has managed to make silencers legal for carrying in a total of 16 states. However, today the defenders of arms owners’ rights are demanding the Congress to bring down a law, which demands months-long background checking procedures that are necessary when a person is acquiring weapons with a silencer.

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3 comments to Armed Violence is on the Rise Across the United States

  • Howard Roark

    This isn’t an “armed violence” problem…it’s a BLACK problem…want the FBI crime stats or is everyone(exception “Milicent”) adult enough to acknowledge the obvious, objective facts…

    • Eric

      Howard, I was just talking to a neighbor. I knew about the L.A. riots of the ’90’s of course but I wasn’t aware that back in the ’60’s, the blacks attacked all the jewish owned shops (not surprising) so they sold them all to the koreans. Then the blacks rioted and looted the koreans in the ’90’s. You might be onto something there.

      This sense of entitlement has got to go.

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    Blacks & Latinos and gangs. Eliminate the problems from those groups, and also eliminate the problem caused by Muslims, and virtually every country plagued by those groups would be much safer.

    My previous location (Detroit), has a large Latino population (with all the related gangs) and Detroit is more than 80% Black.

    Touching and mixing with Detroit, is “Dearborn, Michigan” (home of Henry Ford and headquarters to the Ford motor company), Dearborn is often referred to (sarcastically & appropriately) as Dearbornistan (because of the more than 100,000 Arab Muslims who live in the area.

    There are shoppers wearing burkas in Walmart. Every gas station and party store and used car lot is owned by muslims. Mosques are far too common.

    The official census numbers of Muslims in America is vastly under counted, partly because many muslim men (husbands, fathers, uncles, brothers) do NOT allow any woman or child in the house to answer the door or to speak with any “infidels”.

    So, whatever the official number is, I’d not be shocked if you could double or even triple that number.

    I used to live in the middle of “Mexican Town”, right behind a very large Catholic (Latino dominated) church. The area is lively, but the gangs rule the night.

    Sad to say it, but if every large city with majority black or latino population was nuked, it would be an improvement. Same goes for European “Muslim” and black regions.

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