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#11 SZ James (banned)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

maybe we should start funding gun research for the first time in decades

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

it's not as though people pay attention to any of the other research out there.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:57 PM

I'd like them to research the effect of population density to violent crime. I think that makes a noticeable difference too.

Speaking of which, I don't know if their study factored in states' populations against their rate of gun crime. I mean some of those states out west probably have little laws at all regarding firearms and have very few deaths based on population alone.

I'd bet that DC (last I checked was the highest population concentration in the country per square mile) leads the list in almost all violent crime.

In my opinion, that would be because people (in the US) just can't get along, especially when there is a high concentration of people per actual living space.


I'm going to guess....because I'm way too lazy to research it....that violent crime in the US is way way higher than in Asia...where the population density is way way higher than the majority of the US!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

I'm going to guess....because I'm way too lazy to research it....that violent crime in the US is way way higher than in Asia...where the population density is way way higher than the majority of the US!


they don't worship violence.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

^i don't know what you mean by that but they certainly do "worship violence" in movies/video games

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

i don't think DC is even in the top 5 in population density...

unless you're counting it as a state...


Not sure I follow... I think as an "area" it is more dense than anywhere in the country... This also begs the question of if it was included in the study, since (again, last I heard) it was one of the most violent places in the country but not a "state"...

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

they don't worship violence.


What do you mean by "worship violence"? Because we can start with several martial arts closely tied to (if not based in) religion, & end in a video game phenomenon in which the goal is to enslave innocent creatures & force them to fight... somewhere in the middle there is tentacle rape.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

they don't worship violence.


This is a great point.

Personally, I think American culture desensitizes people to a point where they disregard the consequences of their actions in a lot of troublesome situations.

Couple that with the social inequality that pushes people toward crime, and you have a recipe for higher rates of unsavory things.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

personally I think the north American culture is to not give two shits about your neighbor and just take care of yourself...and if that includes killing your neighbor, then so be it!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

personally I think the north American culture is to not give two shits about your neighbor and just take care of yourself...

I concur....look at how madhatter just came in here and called me an idiot.

he is what is wrong with america.


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