There's a reason New York City - just decades ago the most dangerous place on earth - is the safest big city in the USA. And it is NOT because all the poor and the millions of immigrants are cute fuzzy teddybears who hug each other all day.
3 ups, 5y,
Almost one EVERY day... 335 people were murdered in NYC in 2016, so I wouldn't be bragging about "the safest big city in the USA", because that ain't saying much.
4 ups, 5y,
5 ups, 5y
Population of NYC - 8,175,133. Population of Chicago - 2,695,598. The borough of Brooklyn has nearly as many people as Chicago. Chicago had 311 murders in 2015. For the same year, NYC had 352. By comparison, Brooklyn, about the same population as Chicago, had 139 murders that year.
You wouldn't be bragging about it because you don't live in it.
What you can 'brag' about is this:
Per capita, the highest murder rate in the Good Ol' US of A is in out West.
Thang is, pardner, ya ain't hearin 'bout it much, cuz what y'all call States, population wise, we calls neighborhoodz.
This is were you say the Second Ammendment yada yadda guns don't blah blah.
Well if they don't do what they are intended, designed,and manufactured to do, then I'd respectfully recommend returning them to the fella who ripped you off and buy yourself one that can from an honest murder merchant.
Which reminds me, I gots ta return this here hammer ta the Home DeeepOh cuz it jus' keeps missin' tha nail.
Not all Muslims support the extremists. In fact there was a recent march where thousands were protesting against Isis. Haven't seen anything like that with the NRA. They're very defensive over anything that might affect their gun rights so condemning gun violence, no matter how horrific, is something they won't do.
The NRA is the sole reason why there hasnt been common sense gun control legislation. Happy that you pointed out that people who attend college tend to be liberal though. It really drives the point home.
The problem is not that we don't need laws... we just don't need another law (that only affects the behavior of law abiding people) to make something illegal when its already illegal... See how that works... We have a law against murder... people who commit murder don't obey guns laws.
Who says laws are pointless?
The problem is so many people who don't value the lives of others, much less their own life. All the laws and restrictions in the world will never stop suicidal maniacs who either don't believe in life after death or believe they will be rewarded in the afterlife for murdering others. We're rapidly loosing our spirituality and without it, there will never be enough laws and law enforcement to protect society.
The reason there hasnt been common sense gun control legislation is because any legislation purposed for gun control has no common sense to speak of. Majority of these shootimgs take place in gun free zones where law aboding citizens cant defend themselves. I once lived in apartment complex for 3 years and after 3 years my apartment was the ONLY one that wasnt broken into because everyone knew that i was armed due to me having a big old bulky taurus that i open carried at the time.
He's called for blowing people up, shooting people, running them over with cars, cutting their heads off, poisoning them, hijacking airplanes, and so on? Oh wait, I guess not. Continue with your false equivalency some more, it's very amusing.
None of my Muslim friends, co workers, vets, or legitimate muslim leaders have called for any of that either. Jim Baker called for a civil war and heck, prime minister Ariel Sharon had a debilitating stroke in January of 2006, televangelist Pat Robertson suggested it was divine retribution....... so.
Did I say all Muslims? No, I didn't. I said a large swath of Muslim leaders. Now I guess you could argue that's a vague reference, but when you have thousands of them out there calling for it, I would call it a large swath. There are about 30,000 people killed in terrorist attacks every year around the world. The vast majority of them are done in the name of Islam. Yeah, yeah, I get it, "it's not the interpretation believed by the majority of them." (I'm also quite aware that the majority of the people dying are OTHER Muslims.) It still doesn't negate my previous point, and as a matter of fact, these interpretations ARE in fact "legitimate" because the Qu'ran lends itself to these kinds of interpretations. What's your criteria for legitimacy if not millions of followers? Islam doesn't have anything equivalent to the Catholic or Orthodox churches. And I'm pretty sure Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik never called on any of that either to their co-workers either, just as most people plotting evil acts don't announce them. Enough of the broad strokes? Right, as if liberals don't say broad generalities about conservatives, Christians, and Trump voters.
2 ups, 5y,
It's called pointing out someone else's hypocrisy using sarcasm. Have one of the adults explain to you what that means.
Wow, looks like another strawman. I'm getting tired of those. You see them everywhere on the internet. Liberal's aren't all that smart, but even most of them aren't that dumb. (the same is true of conservatives, if you look up the college conservative meme)