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Tue Jul 5, 2022, 10:00 AM Jul 2022

Meanwhile as we have been distracted by Highland Park's tragedy . . . [View all]

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In the last 72 hours there have been 413 other shootings. The number of victims ranged from 1 to 5.

You can read about every one of them here: https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/last-72-hours On the far right you can click on 'source' to read the report on each of them.

What does each one of these tragedies have in common? A gun.

Since the '70s the gun makers have promoted more and more lethal weaponry. Before that guns were marketed for hunting and sport shooting. Now the emphasis is on 'self defense' which emphasizes lethallity of rate of fire and number of rounds in the magazine. Back in the '50s a gunshot victim had one, maybe two, wounds. Now the number is routinely 5 or more. Back then the standard issue police side arm was a .38 six shot revolver. Now it's a 19 round semi-auto. That makes it possible for police to shoot a suspect 60 times.

But still, we can't forget all the 'good' guns do. Every day, on average, one of the approximately 175 shootings was a 'defensive gun use'. One.

When will the RKBA crowd admit that it really is the guns, the sheer number and incredible lethallity?

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Thank you. nt Pobeka Jul 2022 #1
Kicking for visibility SheltieLover Jul 2022 #2
K & R crickets Jul 2022 #3
Interesting. the midwest and north well represented there. nt BlackSkimmer Jul 2022 #4
Thank you, Andy. Duppers Jul 2022 #5
Thank you so much, dear Andy. This is important information. n/t CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2022 #6
Great info at the link - thank you @AndyS. K n R. n/t iluvtennis Jul 2022 #7
Thank you Wild blueberry Jul 2022 #8
Thank you. LoisB Jul 2022 #9
Thanks, bookmarking your link KS Toronado Jul 2022 #10
Thanks for this Cozmo Jul 2022 #11
Kicking this Hekate Jul 2022 #12
March for "out" lives? Higherarky Jul 2022 #13
yeah, I gotta fix that . . . AndyS Jul 2022 #14
Or not ... Higherarky Jul 2022 #15
P.S. Higherarky Jul 2022 #16
I willl march with you! AndyS Jul 2022 #17
:) Higherarky Jul 2022 #18
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