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    46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence | NBC New York
    46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    Three men shot in broad daylight along a parade route in Brooklyn Monday were among more than 40 injured by gunfire during a Labor Day weekend of violence.

    The latest violence came Monday evening when police say a NYPD officer was shot in the arm. Two other civilians were shot dead along Park Place in the Crown Heights neighborhood. Another person was in critical condition after being shot, sources said.
    Earlier in the afternoon, police said two men were shot -- one in the leg, and one in the stomach -- along the West Indian Day Parade on Eastern Parkway. Police chased the suspect, who fled on foot. The suspect remains at large.

    A third victim was shot in the leg later in the afternoon.

    The victims were brought to Kings County Hospital.

    Since Saturday morning, there have been at least 46 people shot in the city, with one other fatality.
    This raises a number of questions for me :

    1 - Is it a regular occurrence that close to 50 people get shot over any given weekend in New York?

    2 - If no, Why do you figure there is such a surge in violence?

    3 - How is it that the first suggestion to come out is more gun control?? (New York is already one of the areas with the tightest gun control on the books) Do you support this idea or do you have an alternate suggestion that would be workable?

    When I first saw this article I thought it was a mass shooting... but it seems that this is a case of a whole lot of people getting trigger happy, since the incidents seem to be spread across areas of the city.

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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

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    46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence | NBC New York


    This raises a number of questions for me :

    1 - Is it a regular occurrence that close to 50 people get shot over any given weekend in New York?

    2 - If no, Why do you figure there is such a surge in violence?

    3 - How is it that the first suggestion to come out is more gun control?? (New York is already one of the areas with the tightest gun control on the books) Do you support this idea or do you have an alternate suggestion that would be workable?

    When I first saw this article I thought it was a mass shooting... but it seems that this is a case of a whole lot of people getting trigger happy, since the incidents seem to be spread across areas of the city.
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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    From the OP link:
    Sunday morning, Mayor Bloomberg spoke out against the incidents over the weekend, which at that point was at 25.

    "There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it," he said, and urged for more federal control and stricter gun control laws across the country. "

    While AZ has shootings, nothing like the OP's report. and AZ is an open carry, concealed weapons State. It is not that their are too many guns on the street, its too many idiots.
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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    The problem isn't that there are too many guns on the street. The problem is that, due to gun control laws, the guns all belong to the wrong people.
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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence | NBC New York


    This raises a number of questions for me :

    1 - Is it a regular occurrence that close to 50 people get shot over any given weekend in New York?

    2 - If no, Why do you figure there is such a surge in violence?

    3 - How is it that the first suggestion to come out is more gun control?? (New York is already one of the areas with the tightest gun control on the books) Do you support this idea or do you have an alternate suggestion that would be workable?

    When I first saw this article I thought it was a mass shooting... but it seems that this is a case of a whole lot of people getting trigger happy, since the incidents seem to be spread across areas of the city.
    Slow day for New York, eh?
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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    There does appear to be over 8 million people residing in the city.
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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Slow day for New York, eh?
    In that case, the issue is WHY are they (government people) making such a big issue of this NOW?

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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    1 - Is it a regular occurrence that close to 50 people get shot over any given weekend in New York?
    In the US there are about 200,000 non-fatal shootings a year. That means about 1 out of every 1,555 people are shot in the US each year, but don't die. So, that's 1 in every 567,575 that are shot each day. For a three day weekend, that would be 1 in every 189,191. New York has 8,175,133 people, so 46 is 1 out of every 177,720. So, this weekend was pretty much in line with the national average.
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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    In the US there are about 200,000 non-fatal shootings a year. That means about 1 out of every 1,555 people are shot in the US each year, but don't die. So, that's 1 in every 567,575 that are shot each day. For a three day weekend, that would be 1 in every 189,191. New York has 8,175,133 people, so 46 is 1 out of every 177,720. So, this weekend was pretty much in line with the national average.
    So, that means that this was an article made up to scare people away from guns and to pass even more strict gun control, to make sure that even fewer of the people that SHOULD be allowed to carry WILL carry and so that MORE people that should NOT be carrying will carry illegally.

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    Re: 46 Shot Across City in Weekend of Violence

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    So, that means that this was an article made up to scare people away from guns and to pass even more strict gun control, to make sure that even fewer of the people that SHOULD be allowed to carry WILL carry and so that MORE people that should NOT be carrying will carry illegally.
    Look at the source (NBC). What is their political leaning? Of course news media loves to sensationalize events. They also like to use events to in a round about fashion inject political views without directly saying so. News like to play to peoples emotions at time.
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