Strange: Most Gun Violence Occurs In Liberal Hotbeds

Starting off with a letter to the editor of the Washington Post, providing an uncomfortable truth

The fact that President Obama’s second inauguration was held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is ripe with symbolism. But our nation’s first black president has done too little to champion the social equality at the core of King’s message. We remain a wealthy nation marred by poverty and violence, which disproportionately affect the black community. Mr. Obama’s recent gun proposals, hailed by many as a bold move, once again skirt the real problems we face. The president was galvanized into action by a massacre in a white, middle-class, suburban community. In reality, more than half of gun homicide victims in 2010 were black, while blacks compose just 13 percent of our population. Four U.S. cities rank among the top 50 worldwide in murder rates.

And just how bad are the big cities, which tend to be liberal? Here’s the Atlantic, with a spiffy map that compares the rate of gun murders to foreign countries and finds

  • If it were a country, New Orleans (with a rate 62.1 gun murders per 100,000 people) would rank second in the world.
  • Detroit’s gun homicide rate (35.9) is just a bit less than El Salvador (39.9).
  • Baltimore’s rate (29.7) is not too far off that of Guatemala (34.8).
  • Gun murder in Newark (25.4) and Miami (23.7) is comparable to Colombia (27.1).
  • Washington D.C. (19) has a higher rate of gun homicide than Brazil (18.1).
  • Atlanta’s rate (17.2) is about the same as South Africa (17).
  • Cleveland (17.4) has a higher rate than the Dominican Republic (16.3).
  • Gun murder in Buffalo (16.5) is similar to Panama (16.2).
  • Houston’s rate (12.9) is slightly higher than Ecuador’s (12.7).
  • Gun homicide in Chicago (11.6) is similar to Guyana (11.5).
  • Phoenix’s rate (10.6) is slightly higher than Mexico (10).
  • Los Angeles (9.2) is comparable to the Philippines (8.9).
  • Boston rate (6.2) is higher than Nicaragua (5.9).
  • New York, where gun murders have declined to just four per 100,000, is still higher than Argentina (3).
  • Even the cities with the lowest homicide rates by American standards, like San Jose and Austin, compare to Albania and Cambodia respectively.

Strange. All those places tend to be hives of Progressive ideals. Even big cities like Houston and Phoenix tend to lean left. Perhaps we should simply restrict those who vote Democrat from owning guns. Oh, wait, in most of those areas they are restricted, along with everyone else. Except criminals.

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Comment by Brian
2013-01-22 11:49:51

Strange: Most Gun Violence Occurs In Liberal Hotbeds

I realize that you were being sarcastic there, but for the benefit of Democrats who are too dense to recognize your sarcasm, I want to say that it is not strange at all when you consider how immoral Liberals are.

Obama and other Liberals want to blame crime on guns, rather than on the root cause of that crime, which is that Liberals are fundamentally immoral. In fact, Liberalism is a synonym for immorality.

Far be it from MSNBC’s Crystal Ball, Torre, Chrissy Matthews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Martin Bashir and Larry O’Donnell to blame crime in the inner cities on the immorality of Liberals like themselves.

This whole anti-gun thingy is a diversion. Only the fools who voted for Obama will buy it.

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-22 12:02:15

Speaking of diversions, did you catch Obama’s smoke and mirrors act last night, diverting attention away from the issues of the economy and unemployment; issues which he was too lazy, too incompetent and way, WAY too corrupt to address and to rectify in his first term, and issues which clearly continue to befuddle that retard, who is too set in his ways to modify his thinking and to rectify those problems in his new term, also. Indeed, (sigh), we’re going to have four more years of the same old same old. Hope and change, my ass! More like bait and switch.

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-22 14:55:45

Shootings in progress
at Lone Star College,
lo and behold in Sheila
Jackson Lee’s District.
Kinda makes Teach’s point.

 
Comment by William Teach
2013-01-22 16:15:50

Excellent points, Brian. Excellent.

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-23 05:20:57

Thank you. May the Force be with you.

 

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