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NPR: Russians Murder Each Other MORE than USA, with LESS Guns - September 21, 2013

The U.S. Has More Guns, But Russia Has More Murders

According to GunPolicy.org, Russians have far fewer guns than Americans — and far more homicides. [21,603 in Russia vs. 13,636 homicides in US, in 2009]


A Russian police officer unloads guns seized from the public that are to be melted down in the Rostov-On-Don region on May 28. Russia has strict gun laws and far fewer guns in circulation than the U.S., but Russia has a much higher murder rate. PHOTO: Matytsin Valery/ITAR-TASS/Landov

In spite of these [strict Russian Gun] laws, the country does have periodic mass shootings by people thought to be mentally ill.

by Corey Flintoff and James Glynn
September 21, 2013 4:36 PM

The U.S. and Russia have been taking lots of jabs at each other.

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized President Obama's plan for a military strike in Syria, and the Russian leader then denounced American "exceptionalism" in a biting op-ed in The New York Times.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., fired back Thursday with his own op-ed in the Russian paper , entitled, "Russia Deserves Better Than Putin."

Even Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, in which a gunmen killed 12 people, has become part of the feud.

** Yes, NPR faces reality; well, really, it's only because the Ruskies knocked 'Obama's America:'

Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Russia's parliament, used the shooting to mock the United States as it was happening.

"A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington — a lone gunman and seven corpses. Nobody's even surprised anymore. A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism," Puskoy tweeted.

But, be that as it may, if it gets those hoplophobe 'liberal' scribes to tell the truth, for once? Good.

Check out the 'Russian NRA:' http://pravonaoryzhie.ru/?page_id=6724

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Cited Source: GunPolicy.org, Sydney School of Public Health, the University of Sydney (As in: an ANTI-Gun organization. And, yet...Reality)


World's Highest 25: Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People. GRAPH: GunPolicy.org


['We' are #1 Baby!] World's Highest 25: Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population. GRAPH: GunPolicy.org

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NPR: How’s That Gun Control Workin’ Out For Ya, Russkies?

By Dan Zimmerman on September 23, 2013

Tax dollar-supported National Public Radio – known for its fair and balanced reporting like Miley Cyrus is for her conservative and demure wardrobe these days – apparently got its back up when Russia’s Foreign Affairs Committee chairman let slip the dogs of snark in the aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Taking note of another whack-job running amok in a gun-free zone, Alexei Pushkov took to the Twitters to quip in cyrillic, “A new shootout at Navy headquarters in Washington — a lone gunman and seven corpses. Nobody’s even surprised anymore. A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism.” Criticism from a commie? Not up in here! That was about all the anti-Americanism the swaggering, big-shouldered flag-wavers at NPR could take . . .

So they did what any bunch of red-blooded patriots would do; they unleashed Corey Flintoff, their take-no-prisoners muckraking enforcer, and gave him the task of debunking Pushkov’s gratuitous slam on Uncle Sam.

There are fewer than 13 million firearms in circulation in Russia, compared with an estimated 300 million in the United States. That works out to about 9 guns per 100 people in Russia and closed to 100 guns per 100 people in America.

The most recent homicide statistics for Russia show that there were 21,603 killings in 2009.

According to the FBI, the United States had 13,636 homicides in 2009 with a population that is more than twice as large. More than 80 percent of those killings were gun-related.

So despite having about 1/11 the number of heaters in civilian hands, the one-time workers’ paradise has more than three times the gun-related homicide rate. Take that, cossacks!

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GOOD-ish 'News': 'Win Some, Lose Some' Edition

Gun-control advocates losing ground in the states despite mass shootings

By Reid Wilson
September 21, 2013

Nine months after the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., advocates of stricter gun-control measures have had little luck in state legislatures across the country. In fact, if the gun debate is reignited after another massacre claimed 12 victims Monday at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, it will take place in a country with fewer restrictions on firearms than were in place a year ago.

Gun-control advocates had hoped to pass new legislation in states where Democrats control the legislature and governor’s office. But only a handful of blue states — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland and New York — advanced substantive laws.

In New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed legislation that would ban the sale of assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips and close the “gun show” loophole. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed a bill in May to require people to provide fingerprints and take training courses to obtain a license to buy a gun. This month, California passed legislation limiting sales of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines and expanding the list of crimes that would prevent someone from owning a gun for 10 years. Connecticut added 100 weapons to its list of banned firearms and restricted high-capacity magazines.

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This is why Americans are not

This is why Americans are not afraid of Al-Shishkebab.

That

works out to about 9 guns per 100 people in Russia and close to 100 guns per 100 people in America.

Why does that make me smile? :)

Notice

Notice all those double barrels!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I'll take it

Looks like the propaganda war with Russia trumps the war on the 2nd Amendment... for now.

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But ... but ...

But they have less guns. How can that be possible?

/ end sarcasm (just in case anyone was wondering)

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welcome, Mayor Ny!

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links.

Predictions in due Time...
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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul