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Old January 26, 2013, 10:31 AM   #44
Baba Louie
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North Americans do not want to reveal that there was and still is a systematic plan to destroy most of the native people by outright murder...
STILL IS? I did not get that memo but was fully aware of the earlier action and sentiments of the day.

Back on topic. What I do find interesting in regard to firearm deaths in the US is the limited number of actual homicides when compared to the number of firearms owned. I do factor out suicides as I believe those individuals would use any means available to them. Call it 15,000 homicides (+/-) annually in a nation of 330 million with who really knows how many firearms? Call it 200 million+/-.

Given the state of medical technology today, I'm sure more shooting victims or gunplay participants have been kept alive, reducing the number of actual deaths.

I do wonder what the number of GSWs annually is in the US? 4X the deaths? 5X? Dunno.
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." - George Washington, January 8, 1790, First State of the Union Address
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