Gun deaths in the United States in 2013: 11,419 killed
The above figure is only what the media has been able to find.
The CDC estimates that from the Newtown school massacre to January 25, 2014 roughly 37,569 people have died from guns in the U.S. The media have grossly "undertold" the story of gun violence in America.
Do you think we have a gun problem in the U.S.? Do ya think?
We have more Americans killing Americans each year than died in each year in Vietnam...by far.
It is a gross oversimplification to state that we need more restrictions and action toward mentally ill people. Do you think the majority of the people doing the killing only have mental problems? Or do you think there may be other things in American society that cause this gun carnage? People with criminal records are in a minority when it comes to those killing with guns in the U.S.
Do guns make some men feel more masculine? Really? Do you think a man who feels he needs a gun is more of a man? Or is a gun a penis extension to some guys?
Is the support of gun possession because hunters support it? Really? Is using a mechanized rifle with a telescopic sight to kill an innocent deer a sign of sportsmanship?
Have we developed in U.S. culture a love of the Wild West where guns made the man? Or are we playing with toys that are far more dangerous than playing "cops and robbers" or "cowboys and Indians"?
How much influence do a small number of gun manufacturers have over Americans?
Do you really think the NRA exists to support hunters?
In the atomic era with drones, jet planes, mechanized tanks, robots, etc. possessed by the federal government, that a man needs a gun to protect himself from the government. Imagine, if you will, a guy with an automatic rifle matched against the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Pentagon.
Are gun advocates so out of touch with reality that they will not even seriously discuss the role played by the gun in today's citizen massacre in the U.S.?