Skip to comments.U.S. has lower life expectancy than any other wealthy nation because high murder rate
Posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:24 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes.
The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts.
That claim comes just weeks after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as politicians make calls for stricter gun controls.
The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review came anywhere close to that ratio.
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This, if it follows a natural sequence, will end in a coup and a brutal dictatorship being established.
Could never happen here?? - don't fool yourself.
Most of those gun deaths are suicides.
Of the remainder, most of THOSE are scum killing scum at no net loss to society.
Another inconvenient fact: if you factor out murders committed by Blacks and “Hispancs” (who get counted as “White”) our murder rate is lower than the UK and most of Europe.
It isn’t the guns; its the scum.
Sources: Brady Campaign...
Of course! No bias there! /s
Has anyone ever seen an honest study that identifies where the guns are coming from that are used in Chicago and Detroit when perps shoot other perps? Are the gang bangers getting them from legal gun owners, or what?
Quite similar to pasty white Nordic countries. And you don't even have to take my word for it. Just look at states like the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa with comparable pasty white demographics (which also happen to be mainly of Nordic extraction).
How about a discussion on the numbers of gun deaths due to illegal drug activity? This drug activity is a measure of our failure in the war on drugs in America. Law enforcement does not want to discuss this failure so they scapegoat guns as a diversion from the real menace.
Texas is a Glock??? REALLY???? A lousy handgun? Texas should be an AK. The mag is curved just right.
I'm sure they are mostly getting black market/stolen guns for their misdeeds.
What is the life expectancy of a Christian in Egypt or Syria these days. Or the life expectancy in Aids ridden Africa.
This is simply lieing with statistics. The major reason that the U.S. life expectancy is lower than many other countries is that we count early and very premie births as “live births”. Most other countries do not do so. If the baby dies within a few hours of being born, it is not counted as a “live birth” and so is not added into the death statistics.
The other lie is about “gun deaths” which they list as 30,000, when two thirds of that figure is suicides. A large number of European nations and Japan have much higher suicide rates than we do, often enough to overpower our higher murder rates.
“Gun deaths” is a propaganda metric designed to delegitimize guns. One could as easily talk about “hospital deaths” and how we could stop millions of “hospital deaths” each year if we banned hospitals.
So, fat has nothing to do with it?
Uh, automobiles kill way more people than guns.
It is our CAR CULTURE that kills so many.
The mail is lying with its stats and also most of the killings are criminal killing criminal. I am trying hard to find the downside.
Difference between criminal death and overall death. In the last year data is available:
We have 11,493 firearm homicides, about 3.7 per 100,000.
Our total homicide rate is 16,799 (or 5.5 per 100,000).
Homicide though is the 15th-ranked reason for death in our country.
I would note that other countries have a much lower firearm homicide rate, but not so much lower total homicide rate, because they have more homicides by other means.
Where our numbers get driven up are in suicide rates.
We had 18,735 firearm suicides, a rate of 6.1 per 100,000.
We had 36,909 total suicides, so we are quite high on the suicide rankings, and only about half of suicides are by gun.
On the other hand, there are a lot more suicide attempts; and in the one area where you can make an argument against a gun, it turns out that gun suicides are the most successful. Given the recidivism rate on suicide attempts is relatively low (when they are detected, because we get people help), it is clear that, if you could successfully identify WHO would commit suicide, and prevent THEM from having a gun, you could reduce the suicide rate.
(The argument being that while the same number of people might attempt suicide, since they would fail more, and then get help, fewer people would end up dead).
And euthanasia .
It's the same story with obesity rates as well. Factor out the blacks and Mexicans and the United States is a very healthy country, with the very best medical facilities and doctors in the world. That is, until Obamacare put them out of business.
Likewise, the intelligence and educational achievement of Americans matches or exceeds the rest of the developed nations -- if the blacks and hispanics are excluded from the numbers. Simply put diversity is perversity and multiculturalism is a death sentence for our nation.
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