From [HERE] 82 black men across the United States and 3 black women have been shot and killed by "law & forcement" in 2018 alone, according to The Washington Post database of police shootings. Last year 223 Black people were killed. Last year researchers at Harvard found that police-related deaths are woefully underreported. [MORE]
People of color in the United States have dramatically more years stripped from their lives due to police violence than white people, according to a new study from University of California, Los Angeles. It concluded that Native Americans, black Americans and Hispanic Americans, in that order, were disproportionately the victims of fatal police violence. It said the deaths of Blacks, Latinos & Native Americans from law enforcement are a major public health concern.”
What is my chance of being victimized in a mass shooting or active shooter incident? Almost 0%. According to the FBI, this type of shooting is the rarest of all types of shooting. [MORE] An American’s lifetime odds of dying in a mass shooting committed in any location is 1 in 11,125; of dying in a car accident is 1 and 491; of drowning is 1 in 1,133; and of choking on food is 1 in 3,461). Criminal victimization in American schools has collapsed in tandem with the overall crime rate, leaving U.S. classrooms safer today than at any time in recent memory. [MORE]
The majority of gun deaths in America aren’t even homicides, let alone caused by mass shootings. Two-thirds of the more than 33,000 gun deaths that take place in the U.S. every year are suicides. People who commit suicide and people who commit mass shootings both tend to be white and male, [MORE]
You’re 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. This number does not account for "race," which means the number is probably higher. [MORE] One-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police.
Time Magazine noted in 2013 that the chance of dying in a terrorist attack in the United States from 2007 to 2011, according to Richard Barrett – coordinator of the United Nations al Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring Team – was 1 in 20 million.
gun ban - the precursor to servitude. Enslavement is like old age; it creeps up on you. If guns supposedly cause (or encourage) crime, why are we arming police officers? The same people who fear firearms in the hands of the people also fear information in the minds of people. [MORE]