Originally Posted by Pennglock
Counterpoint: actual, verifiable data show vets are quite a bit more law abiding than the general population.
I will concede that the military angle probably contributed to the lethality of the attacks.
E.g., pick up a Chicago newspaper any Monday morning and note the ratio of shootings to deaths. Not a lot of marksmanship merit badges held by these brothers
Like everything, it's about racism, Pennglock,
Chicago hit 2,207 shootings as of today, but only 326 homicides, a kill rate of only 15%, indicating a widening racial disparity in accuracy that some experts say primarily impacts young men of color.
"Unless accuracy inequality is addressed," President Obama said today in reference to figures showing that whites commit only 1% of the shootings in Chicago, but that all hits are fatal, "we can expect more of what we saw in Ferguson, in Baltimore, where young men of color often shoot thousands of rounds of ammunition but have less to show for it than young men of other backgrounds." The president went on to say that his final year of elected office would be "dedicated to showing young people that they can hit what they shoot at" if they "set their minds to it." Hillary Clinton, who spoke to reporters during a campaign rally in front of nearly 47 supporters, said, "Guns don't kill people. Accuracy inequality and Republican tax breaks kill people. And if I am elected president, we are going to ensure that accuracy inequality is brought to heel," a reference to Clinton's 1990s statement that young African Americans were "super-predators" who often shot people in painful, but not fatal, locations such as the lower leg, buttocks, or the fleshy part of the shoulder.
Accuracy Equality, Vote Hillary 2016 for Shooting JusticeI kid
, I kid
, I kid
a little levity is needed sometimes.