Post by Just Wondering Post by Michael Ejercito
Americans Are Uniquely Predisposed to Gun Violence
BY DAN ZIMMERMAN |JUN 08, 2018 |101 COMMENTS
You can educate people on how to store, secure, and lock up their
weapons. You can crack down on black markets for weapons. Local law
enforcement can do things to reduce weapon theft. You can close the
loophole for gun shows that allow anyone to buy a gun without a full
background check. But the option to resolve problems with a gun is
uniquely American, right? People think, Oh, Ill get a gun. Im gonna
shoot him.' Daniel J. Patinkin in What It Feels Like to Decide to
Shoot Someone and Actually Do It [via vice.com]
To test that theory, calculate the rate of gun violence
per guns owned by country. But you aren't going to do it,
so all you have is an unsupported assertion.
We have lots of guns here, ergo guns get used
to do violence more often. However we do NOT
have any monopoly on violence or violent crime.
That is rampant through much of the world. Just
because someone is hacked up with a machete
or has their throat cut ... do we celebrate because
the victim wasn't shot ???
Humans are a fairly violent species. We want X,
Y won't provide or give us slack, often there's no
other choice but to crush Y's skull or let Y crush
yours. "Rightness" often plays little role - until
What, muggers should negotiate for 20 years on
whether they should get yer wallet ... HA ! They'll
just TAKE it. The Tutsi tribe always been a big
pain in the ass ... genocide 'em. Quick, expedient
and, judging by the zeal of some genocides, it
must be kinda fun (if you're on the ass-kicking side).
Welcome to the species.
Oh, and such aggression in all its various (including
non-violent) manifestations is likely why we managed
to grab top spot on the planet. Wimpy people would
have stayed in their caves, covered in their own shit,
and starved to death (or kept some big big puddy-kat
from starving). I see there's an Israeli group in the list,
remember what Jews gained from being passive back
in the 1930s .....