US gun debate overlooks daily violence
LARGO, Maryland (AP) – Florena Carter’s shattered life didn’t make national news.
Her son was killed on his 28th birthday in 2009. Carter’s brother pulled the trigger. Her father shot himself soon afterward.
The horrifying family tragedy became one more private story in America’s plague of gun violence. That year, 9,146 other people nationwide lost their lives in shootings.
The vast majority died in the type of daily gun violence that does not grab national headlines in the same way as the December massacre of 20 young children and six teachers at an elementary school in Connecticut, or the mass shooting last July in a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and wounded 70. SOURCE
That’s a lot of deaths! 9,146 people died from gunshot wounds in 2009. That is a terrible tragedy, one that the media lives for in an effort to demonize guns and the people that own guns.
I wish the media was as passionate about abortion deaths.
In 2008, approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S., down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S. SOURCE
Well over a million lives are terminated in this nation every year, and those lives are taken in the name of CHOICE. It’s called abortion by some, me personally, I call it an act of murder most heinous!
Fifty million acts of MURDER, committed upon the most innocent and most defenseless among us.
Those attacks became the focus of a bitter national debate over guns, which culminated with the defeat in the Senate of several proposals backed by President Barack Obama to tighten gun control laws, including banning military-style assault weapons and expanding background checks to stop criminals and the mentally ill from buying firearms.
I wonder why the media, the Libber Left and a few other assorted moonbats don’t get all indignant and self-righteous over the 1.3 million unborn babies that are murdered each year?
Often lost in America’s divisive gun control politics are the stories of people whose urban communities suffer the most from shootings every day. Although violent crime has been declining in the United States, it still far outstrips the rate of other developed countries. FBI figures show 8,583 people were killed by guns in 2011, the last year for which numbers were available.
That is nearly 24 people a day.
Yet we hear little, if ANY outrage from the media for the 1.3 million murders committed by abortionists, in the name of *CHOICE* every year.
By the way, those abortion murder numbers come up to approximately 3,651 murders per day.
Among the hard-hit places is Prince George’s County, the Washington D.C. suburb where Stefan Carter was killed by his uncle 3 1/2 years ago. The county in the state of Maryland has long suffered under a reputation for violent crime, even though the U.S. Census Bureau lists it as the wealthiest majority African-American county in the country.
I understand the grief of a mother that has lost her child to violence, and I am sorry for her loss, but don’t blame the gun, it is only a tool in the hands of people that are nothing more than evil criminals.
Florena Carter, a 24-year veteran police officer, has concerns about the easy access to handguns for civilians. She is convinced that simply owning a gun made her brother more likely to use it.
A 24 year Police veteran from the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, one of the most restrictive gun areas in America, and she is convinced that simply owning a gun made her brother more likely to use it? Perhaps Ms. Carter needs to think about taking the bad guys off the street instead of venting her outrage on anyone and everyone that owns a gun.
If Ms. Carter wants to vent her outraged, she needs to vent her outrage on this, The Black Genocide:
It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. SOURCE
I have long held the belief that pro-abortion and anti-gun people have what I like to call *selective outrage*, they accept abortion as a way of life, albeit one that takes millions of innocent lives daily, and then turn around and exhibit unbridled indignity over gun violence.
Maybe I’m wrong in my terminology, maybe it’s NOT selective outrage, perhaps it is best described as selective hypocrisy.
When abortion on demand Libtards turn against abortion and take up the mantle to fight for the lives of the MILLIONS of innocent babies that are murdered every year, then, and only will I consider their cries of anger and outrage at gun deaths to be anything more than a deflection from their truest intent, the disarmament of ALL legal gun owners in the USA!
I’m not saying that Carter is pro-abortion, but I am saying that she needs to consider all the facts about guns, abortion and especially abortions performed on Black women before she goes on an anti-gun crusade.