US Gun Laws – how on earth a sick, disturbed young man was able to get hold of a gun

Elliot Rodger Five ThingsOnly hours before he would open fire on innocent civilians, Elliot Rodger posted a chilling manifesto titled “Retribution,” that detailed his plans to attack and what drove him to such a violent act. The 22-year-old student ranted about how he would “punish” women for their mistreatment of him.

“College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure,” Elliot said in his video. “But in those years I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me. But I will punish you all for it.”

Jenni Rodger, who lives in Cazals, France, said: “I can’t imagine how awful this must be for the families of those killed. My heart goes out to them.

”I don’t know how on earth a sick, disturbed young man was able to get hold of a gun.

“He was always a disturbed child. I don’t know how he was allowed to get a gun. Something has to be done about gun laws in America.”

Look at this Asso!!!!

This reminds me of the Sandy Hook Massacre, Where in Adam Lanza had shot 23 children to death. What did America learned from that incident?? Simply nothing. The most unsafe country as far as the gun violence is concerned. Have a look at this statistics

GUN VIOLENCE in the UNITED STATES

Some Indicative Data:

Gun Ownership

  • The US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands
  • Each year about 4.5 million firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States
  • An estimated 2 million second hand firearms are sold each year
  • The percentage of American households with a gun has been steadily declining (high of 54% in 1977 to 33% in 2009)
  • The average number of guns per owner has increased from 4.1 in 1994 to 6.9 in 2004.

Sources: Injury Prevention (2007); ATF (2000); National Opinion Research Center (2008); Pew Research Center (2009)

Gun Deaths:

More than 30,000 people are killed by firearms each year in this country

More than 30 people are shot and murdered each day

1/2  of them are between the ages of 18 and 35

1/3 of them are under the age of 20

Homicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds

And the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group

Gun Homicides (average annually):

Less than 50: Japan

Less than 150:  Germany, Italy, France, etc.

Less than 200:  Canada

More than 10,000: USA

Source: IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms of the United Nations)

Injuries and Deaths from Guns

Everytime a gun injures or kills in self-defense, one is used:

  • 11 times for a completed or attempted suicide
  • 7 times in a criminal assault or homicide
  • 4 times in an unintentional shooting death or injury

Source: Journal of Trauma, injury, Infection and Critical Care (1998)

Per Capita Annual Gun Death Rate (per 100,000 population):

Highest:  Louisiana (19.04, 45.6% households contain guns)

#25:  Pennsylvania (10.90)

Lowest: CT, NY, New Jersey (4.99), RI, MA, Hawaii (2.20)

National: (10.32)

Source: Centers for Disease Control

Costs of Gun Violence

  • Gun violence impacts society in many ways: medical costs, costs of the criminal justice system, security precautions such as metal detectors, and reductions in the quality of life because of fear of gun violence.
  • U.S. lifetime medical costs for gunshot injuries total an estimated $2.3 billion
  • U.S. taxpayers pay for almost half ($1.1 billion or 49%) of lifetime medical costs for gunshot injuries

Guns Recovered from Crime

  • Only 1% of gun dealer account for almost 60% of crime guns recovered by police and later traced
  • In one year, at least 30,000 guns were “lost” out of gun dealers inventories
  • Guns with a short “time to crime” are disproportionately represented among crime guns.  Guns manufactured and sold 3 years or less, prior to recopvery by police in crime make up 34 % of recovered and traced crime guns, but only 14% of the US gun stock.
  • Guns sold as paert of a multiple sale at a gun dealer were up to 64% more likely to be used in a crime than guns not part of such sales.
  • “No background check” sales account for an estimated 40% of gun sales in the U.S.

Sources: ATF (2000); Brady Center; National Institute of Justice (1993, 2007); Police Foundation (1997)

And then i found this video:

And trust me the commentator made me laugh like hell!!! I mean the way he is expressing and explaining Elliot Rodger is damn hilarious!!! He actually called him a GIRL BOY!!! I had seen many like this during Sandy Hook as well!!! Don’t know what to believe!!!

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