I'm not screening for anyone. As I pointed out there are other factors that relate to this as well such as a "lower education" level and the material is there to read for yourself. And you are 100% right, one life is no more important than the other. However, these are FACTS that poverty rates play into the GUN equation, education levels play into the GUN equation, upbringing plays into the GUN equation, unfortunately because of these rates playing into the equation the areas affected are predominantly minorty. It has NOTHING to do with being a racist or not being a racist so stop throwing around accusations as such. If I found evidence that of the vast amounts of these crimes were carried out by people of German heritage and posted it on here would I be labeled a neo-nazi? Perhaps the shooters at Columbine, Newtown, and Littleton were Jewish and getting back at the Germans for WW2...Maybe they had no faith at all and are anarchists? All of these, as well as someone pointing out the fact that the majority of shootings are linked to a specific ethnic group of people does not mean someone is "insert label here". It only means they are looking into the situation and finding similiarties or patterns or trends which should be taken into consideration when solving the problem.
What you are bringing into equation with Littleton and Newton are out of the "norm" events but starting to happen with more frequency and they are concerning, but the fact remains the most troubled areas as it relates to gun related crimes are inner cities, usually gang related, particularly the 18 - 24 age group and dare I say it, black community. The everyday gun violence result in a lower loss of life at a single moment when compared to the Newtowns, Littleton's and Columbine, yet the media and politicians neglect the real problems of gun violence in the inner cities and want to "honor" victims of select instances, project them as heroes, and use it for personal gain to pass new laws. http://www.keepandbeararms.com/informat ... sp?ID=3419
Perhaps this family should have sung instead at the Super Bowl?
JPH, I do my best to let emotion stay out of situations when looking at anything in life and try to get to the FACTS because emotional decisions do NOT solve problems, well thought out plans solve problems.
Equally so, I did point out that I believe you were 100% spot on in this is "something else" an evil if you will, upbringing, hatred, amongst human beings that is our largest dilema. Just because someone points out a stastical fact that is contradictory to your argument doesn't label them as anything other than a person pointing out a fact.
I don't believe in a "higher power" so that being said the arguement of people being troubled by faith and possessed by "evil" and they need god and/or praryer in their life is cult-like and only thrown out by religious fanatics. I know better, it's a copmlete fallacy to label everyone who thinks people who suffer from troubled faith are the cause of the shootings as religious fanatics, you being one of those people. I have not once said because you choose to have god in your life you're a religious nut, skewed by faith, etc. I accept your thoughts for what they are and I agree to an extent there are troubling reasons as to why this problem gets bigger everyday. Whether you think they are the work of the devil, or I think they are the work of imporoper education, our end result is the same we have a problem and it needs fixed. There is "something else" playing part in the the whole scenario and in your context of "troubled faith" and mine of improper education points to it NOT being GUNS in any way, shape, or form are a part of the problem it's the people involved.
However, if you choose to label me a racist because of facts pointed out, I'll refrain from posting on the forum. It's that lack of intelligent forethought to label me as such. It'd be the same as me calling you a religious freak for believing in god, and religion or lack there of, is playing part into all of this.