Gun Violence Inconvenient Truths By Charles Taylor (Florida)

Jared Taylor has waded in on the present gun control debate, with some interesting observations about mass shootings which the media finds inconvenient to report on. As this is for highly censored Australia, I have omitted the racial punchline, which can be found by going to the original article. But the opening section shows that the real death by gunfire in the US is largely from criminal gangs in places with very restrictive gun control, but where criminal gangs freely obtain illegal handguns to wage war on each other, mainly over drug territory. If the media was to truly conduct an objective investigation of violence prone cities, such as Chicago, they would get answers that the Biden regime would not approve of, since guns are being portrayed as a white racist problem. In fact, as Taylor shows, it is the opposite.

“The heat is on to ban so-called assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, make weapons harder to get, and pass laws to take guns away from crazy people. This happens whenever there is a big-news shootings, and no doubt about it: A massacre of elementary-school children is especially terrible, heart-rending. But why do so many places ban guns from schools and hospitals? The good people will leave their guns in their cars, and mass killers know there will be no return fire. The Buffalo killer chose New York for his massacre because it has strict gun control. He knew his victims would be unarmed.

But after the Tulsa hospital shooting, Mr. Biden got back on television to whoop up gun control. “How much more carnage are we willing to accept?” he wanted to know.

The country actually accepts a lot of carnage without thinking very much about it. Massacres with rifles get huge coverage, but they are very rare. If Mr. Biden and his pals looked at the data – which they never do – they would understand that the murder problem is not AR-15s. It’s not really even firearms. …

The three high-profile mass shootings took place over 19-days, and produced 37 dead and 21 wounded, for a total of 58 casualties. Do you know how many *other* mass shootings – that’s when at least four people stop a bullet – there were during those 19 days? Wikipedia keeps track of them.

There were 38 other mass shootings you never heard about. They left 41 dead and 164 wounded, for a total of 205 casualties. These practically unknown mass shootings killed more people and wounded eight times as many people as the three Mr. Biden was excited about.

It’s worse than that. Let’s look at all shootings, not just mass shootings.

2020 is the most recent year for which we have accurate statistics, and the CDC – which has more complete numbers than the FBI – recorded 24,576 homicides.

Of that number, firearms accounted for 19,384, or 79 percent.

The other 5,192 people were beaten to death, strangled, knifed, drowned, run over by cars, etc. This works out to 53 Americans shot to death every day, and 14 more disposed of by other means.

That means that if this year, Americans are shooting each other at the same clip as in 2020 – and it sure looks like they are – during that 19-day period of the three big-news massacres, 1,007 people were shot to death. That’s 27 times the number of killings from these three high-profile cases. Another 266 were killed in other ways – five times as many as died in the big three. In just 19 days.

How many people are shot to death every year with assault rifles? No one really knows, but not many. Here is a graph of the number of victims in 2020, according to the weapon used. Handguns are at the top, and rifles come pretty far down, fewer than the number of people who are beaten or stomped to death with hands and feet. But that’s not the full story because the second most common murder weapon is “firearms, type not stated.” If we split these unknown firearms between handguns and rifles in the same proportion as the known firearms, it pushes the number for rifles up to 706, just ahead of hands and feet.

Not a huge number, and we don’t know how many of those 706 were assault rifles. …

American whites are not that much more likely to be murdered than Australians or Canadians, even though their countries essentially banned private firearms. And there are white countries with not many guns, such as Russia and Lithuania, that have considerably higher death rates than white Americans. I included some white-ish Latin American countries for comparison, but you can ignore them if you like. So, to repeat: If you look only at American whites, our homicide death rate is definitely higher than in Western Europe, but not outrageously so. And as I pointed out, the white murder rate, as opposed to the rate at which whites are murdered, is lower than this, but I don’t know by how much, and I don’t think the Congressional Research Service is looking into it.

Data sources for graphs by Dr. John Robertson, III: “Estimating Global Civilian-Held Firearms Numbers,” Small Arms Survey and Australian Government.

“Homicide Country Data,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.



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Wednesday, 17 August 2022