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    Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The number of people killed by guns each year equals more than 10 9/11's. More than 2/3's are suicides.

    Several times a year a massacre like the ones perpetuated at Aurora and Newtown kill more people than the Boston Marathon Bombing.

    The threat of violence has made large parts of many cities off-limits to outsiders.

    Four US presidents have been assassinated by an assassin's bullet. Attempts have been made on 11 presidents in all.

    The NRA suggests the solution is arming more people with more guns. In a war this would be known as "escalation."

    Terrorism is an ideological threat to the US, but domestic gun violence is as much or more pressing a concern that inevitably results in more loss of life.

    Should Gun Violence be re-prioritized as a Homeland Security issue?

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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The number of people killed by guns each year equals more than 10 9/11's. More than 2/3's are suicides.

    Several times a year a massacre like the ones perpetuated at Aurora and Newtown kill more people than the Boston Marathon Bombing.

    The threat of violence has made large parts of many cities off-limits to outsiders.

    Four US presidents have been assassinated by an assassin's bullet. Attempts have been made on 11 presidents in all.

    The NRA suggests the solution is arming more people with more guns. In a war this would be known as "escalation."

    Terrorism is an ideological threat to the US, but domestic gun violence is as much or more pressing a concern that inevitably results in more loss of life.

    Should Gun Violence be re-prioritized as a Homeland Security issue?
    No, because it's a societal issue.

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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Not until the border is secure and gun deaths/injuries exceed those caused by vehicles. Perhaps they can start securing all sources of accidental drowning too.
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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The number of people killed by guns each year equals more than 10 9/11's. More than 2/3's are suicides.

    Several times a year a massacre like the ones perpetuated at Aurora and Newtown kill more people than the Boston Marathon Bombing.

    The threat of violence has made large parts of many cities off-limits to outsiders.

    Four US presidents have been assassinated by an assassin's bullet. Attempts have been made on 11 presidents in all.

    The NRA suggests the solution is arming more people with more guns. In a war this would be known as "escalation."

    Terrorism is an ideological threat to the US, but domestic gun violence is as much or more pressing a concern that inevitably results in more loss of life.

    Should Gun Violence be re-prioritized as a Homeland Security issue?
    who have been the biggest mass murders always? Government.
    So why is it that you want them to be the only ones armed?

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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    No. Local violence is a local police matter.

    And if I were king the Dept of Homeland Security would be done away with.
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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not until the border is secure and gun deaths/injuries exceed those caused by vehicles. Perhaps they can start securing all sources of accidental drowning too.
    Ban pools!


    But seriously I think gangs should be much more a homeland security issue than it is. They are an organization that terrorizes communities with gun violence. The gangs themselves, not the guns, are the issue and cause the threat of violence.
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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The number of people killed by guns each year equals more than 10 9/11's. More than 2/3's are suicides.

    Several times a year a massacre like the ones perpetuated at Aurora and Newtown kill more people than the Boston Marathon Bombing.

    The threat of violence has made large parts of many cities off-limits to outsiders.

    Four US presidents have been assassinated by an assassin's bullet. Attempts have been made on 11 presidents in all.

    The NRA suggests the solution is arming more people with more guns. In a war this would be known as "escalation."

    Terrorism is an ideological threat to the US, but domestic gun violence is as much or more pressing a concern that inevitably results in more loss of life.

    Should Gun Violence be re-prioritized as a Homeland Security issue?

    Should prohibiting blacks and poor people from having guns be prioritized? They are disproportionately violent with guns and the victims of firearm violence.

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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not until the border is secure and gun deaths/injuries exceed those caused by vehicles. Perhaps they can start securing all sources of accidental drowning too.
    False comparison. I'm talking about identifying and preventing people that want to murder other people. If it's ideological we call it terrorism, but if it isn't then it falls into this pool of crime in the US that is less sensationalized.

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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Ban pools!


    But seriously I think gangs should be much more a homeland security issue than it is. They are an organization that terrorizes communities with gun violence. The gangs themselves, not the guns, are the issue and cause the threat of violence.
    But aren't we told that gangs are caused by poverty and racism?
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    Re: Should Gun Violence be a Homeland Security Issue?

    Are you suggesting putting ATF&E under the DHS umbrella?

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