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If Mass Shootings and Gun Violence Is Such An “Unparalleled” U.S. Problem, Why Is The U.S. Murder Rate At 1950’s levels 4.7, Mass Shooting term is a false misnomer, mostly gang related illegal firearms included, U.S. Murder Rate (4.5) at Historically Lowest Levels in FBI Recorded History. Enact Stop and Frisk in Chicago & Enforce Current Federal Gun Laws so that Innocent Inner City African Americans have a chance to survive and thrive.

December 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

President Obama and MSNBC led by Joe Scarborough lie about “Mass Shootings” Misnomer/Term & Call Gun Violence Unparalleled when statistics show the United States murder rate is at historically low levels, 1950’s murder rate levels, in fact the FBI confirms that in 2014 the U.S. murder rate was 4.5 murders per 100,000 people. The last time the U.S. murder rate was 4.5 or lower was in 1957. And that 4.5 rate is even lower if you want to only count murders by a gun, in 2013 it was 3.5.

Joe Scarborough who is a smug and boring host that drones and drones and drones on and on; often lies and bullies his guests with such lies & Joe never forgets to talk about his time in Congress, Scarborough was a Congressman for only 6 years, 1995-2001, 14 years ago and yet he talks as if he was in Congress yesterday and served for over 25 years. Sorry for the run on paragraph but Morning Joe contributes to the dreck that is MSNBC and knows that the phony statistic propagated by gun control activists, the stat that implies that there has been more “mass shootings” than days of the year, Joe knows this stat is false and that the majority of these shootings are committed by gang members in poor inner cities. No gun law would prevent these dirtbags from acquiring guns. But wait, here is Joe again with “When I was in Congress”.

In fact, the internet commenter named Nathan Merrill understands more about what the true definition of “mass shooting” should entail better than Morning Joe/Mika or the Washington Post writer that is propagating the misleading statistics:

Nathan Merrill
8/30/2015 6:43 PM EDT
I think the best definition of a mass killing is an attack involving an assailant in a non-residential space against people who acted only in self-defense which results in the deaths of at least three people. Stuff like people getting murdered by robbers in their houses or gangfights aren’t the same thing as school shootings or bombings.

One solution would be for Chicago to implement stop and frisk and prosecute people arrested with illegal guns to the full extent of the federal and state laws. If people like Spike Lee and Morning Joe really wanted to give inner city African Americans a chance to survive and thrive, they would support stop and frisk.

Finally, the differences between the white victim murder rate and the african-american victim murder rate, illustrates which communties need the most help and Obama/MSNBC et al. are doing little to address the violence in the inner cities:

[Well, I'm glad that I stressed that I could be getting something wrong here. I used Vox's link to the FBI's single victim/single offender murder statistics to make these calculations, and I was wrong to have done so for the purposes of constructing a synthetic intentional homicide rate for U.S. whites and blacks. A more complete picture of murders finds that there were 5,825 white murder victims in the U.S. and 6,329 black murder victims. The white U.S. population thus had an intentional homicide rate of 2.37. This is considerably higher than the 2011 Canadian murder rate of 1.73, which the UN source I cited earlier rounds up to 2. The black U.S. population, meanwhile, has a far higher intentional homicide rate when we don't limit ourselves to single victim/single offender murders: it is 15.18. This is shockingly high by the standards of the affluent market democracies -- it lies between Ecuador (15) and Guyana (16).]

And it is not just gun murders that are at historically low levels, NPR reports that all levels of victimization related to guns is down tremendously over the past 20 years:

There were seven gun homicides per 100,000 people in 1993, the Pew Research Center study says, which dropped to 3.6 gun deaths in 2010. The study relied in part on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49 percent lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew,” according to the Pew study. “The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75 percent lower in 2011 than in 1993.”

All of that is good news — but many Americans don’t seem to be aware of it. In a survey, the Pew Research Center found that only 12 percent of Americans believe the gun crime rate is lower today than it was in 1993; 56 percent believe it’s higher.

In an effort to explain that finding, the Pew researchers noted that while mass shootings are rare, they capture public interest and are often viewed as touchstone events that help define they year in which the crimes occur. As examples, they cite three shootings in the past two years, in Tucson, Ariz.; Aurora, Colo.; and in Newtown, Conn.

The U.S. gun crime rate peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Pew study says, ending years of growth in gun violence that began in the 1960s.


The study also notes that while the number of gun homicides has dropped, the number of guns in America hasn’t.

Noting that it isn’t clear how many Americans have guns in their households, the Pew researchers found that the “2009 per capita rate of one person per gun in the U.S. had roughly doubled since 1968.”

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