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Thu Aug 13, 2015, 09:18 PM

 

NRA: 200+ Hate Crimes Committed With Guns "Not Freaking Happening Often Enough To Merit Mention"

The National Rifle Association's online magazine attacked an analysis of federal data that found that more than 200 hate crimes were committed with firearms between 2011 and 2013, writing that the number is not "enough to merit mention." The gun group also falsely claimed that the data in question "shows firearms are not being used in hate crimes." The NRA's stunning statements come less than two months after a white man shot to death nine African-American parishioners at a historically black church in South Carolina, in what authorities have classified as a racially-motivated attack.

An Aug. 12 article in the NRA's online magazine, America's 1st Freedom, headlined, "Gun Hating Justifies Race-Baiting," accuses The Trace of "twisting federal data to taint guns with the most radioactive subject in American politics: race" because it published an article that analyzed federal hate crime data to determine how many incidents involved guns.

Although only recently launched, The Trace -- an online venture that describes itself as "an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States" -- has quickly become a target for criticism by NRA-run media, which span online, print, and radio. (Though editorially independent, The Trace received part of its seed funding from Everytown for Gun Safety, whose founder, Michael Bloomberg, is perhaps the NRA's top adversary in the gun debate.)

In an Aug. 10 article, The Trace analyzed data from the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and found that between 2011 and 2013, 207 hate crimes involving firearms were reported. As The Trace notes -- and even the NRA acknowledges -- only around one-third of police departments in the country report this type of data to the FBI. In addition to hate crimes that go unreported, this means that the total number of hate crimes committed with guns is very likely greater than the number of incidents in the NIBRS.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/08/13/nra-200-hate-crimes-committed-with-guns-not-fre/204924

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Reply NRA: 200+ Hate Crimes Committed With Guns "Not Freaking Happening Often Enough To Merit Mention" (Original post)
SecularMotion Aug 2015 OP
msongs Aug 2015 #1
Fred Sanders Aug 2015 #2
GGJohn Aug 2015 #3
ileus Aug 2015 #4
Eleanors38 Aug 2015 #5

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 09:20 PM

1. spokesgroup for the gun manufacturers. what else would they say? nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 09:54 PM

2. What the NRA really meant was "not enough BLACK folk" were targets of hate and guns to merit

any attention at all.

The NRA is pure evil on earth....how much more proof is needed?

The NRA is a cathedral of white privilege gone wild.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 10:11 PM

3. LOL.

That's cute.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 10:14 PM

4. What about all the love crimes that firearms are used in?

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Response to ileus (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 04:38 PM

5. LOL! Amid all that boil-lancing upstream, that is an appropriate question.

 

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