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Mass Shootings - Absence of VFZs proving GFZs are to blame, not guns.

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What has happened in the USA vis-a-vis mass shootings in the Era of COVID?

 

The event this weekend in Chicago where 2 were killed, 20 shot, including a CPD officer, should be classified as a "mass shooting" by anyone's definition of the term. Somehow, it has not been and it has barely been covered by the DEMedia which seemed to be more concerned about Simon Cowell breaking his back on an ebike.

 

Then again, because the assailants in Chicago were black, as were the victims, it does not count for many of the mass shooting databases. Why is that? Are the database compilers racist?

 

To date, there has been one "mass shooting" in the USA as measured by Mother Jones and The Violence Project and that was a workplace shooting in Minneapolis back in February, pre-COVID lockdowns. As a reminder, that was the Molson Coors shooting where the killer was a black man and the victims were his coworkers. If you don't remember that is understandable, the DEMedia made that one disappear pretty quickly because it did not fit the narrative of the white NRA member killer. 

 

Anyway, other than that, not a single mass shooting that fits the criteria of Mother Jones, et al. Why?

 

Let's see.

 

Historically, the vast majority of mass shootings have occurred in legally established, or otherwise posted, Gun Free Zones. You all know these target-rich environments: malls, schools/universities, restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, houses of worship, GF places of employment, etc. Those GFZs are also referred to as VFZs or Victim Filled Zones because their being GFZs means no one present is armed with a legal SD weapon. No guns, no defense, all potential victims - the math is pretty simple. 

 

So now, since March, the USA has been in the Era of COVID and what has happened to mass shootings as defined by Mother Jones, etc? 

 

Well, in the early stages, people began to self-quarantine and avoided large congregations of people in places like malls, schools/universities, restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, houses of worship and just being out in crowds. Eventually, all of these places were shut down by law or moral suasion as part of the municipal efforts to stanuch the spread of the virus.

 

Viola, no more Victim Filled Zones and no more opportunities for mass shootings. 

 

Empty malls. 

Empty schools

Empty universities

Empty restaurants

Empty night clubs

Empty movie theaters

Empty churches & synagogues 

 

BUT, the same number of guns are out in the public's hands - actually more given gun sales are through the roof. 

 

And the same number of evil black rifles are still out there - actually more given the spike in gun sales and MSRs being the most popular firearm in the USA. 

 

And the same number of crazy people are still out in society - maybe more with COVID & shutdown induced depression.

 

So what has changed?

 

The easy access to the victim-rich environments of Gun Free Zones and the absence of opportunity to inflict maximal damage in minimal time. 

 

Guns are not the problem, large concentrations of unarmed people being easy targets is the problem. 

 

 

 

 

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1 min ago, Gotcow? said:

They never were.

You know that, I know that, any sentient adult knows that, except the liberal-minded of course. 

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Just now, flyangler said:

You know that, I know that, any sentient adult knows that, except the liberal-minded of course. 

And no amount of factual evidence that you provide will make them see the error of their ways.

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Wether it was a fire arm or a carbon monoxide filled garage when some one gets to that point it’s almost to late to stop them If they are hell bent on killing themselves 

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1 hour ago, Gotcow? said:

And no amount of factual evidence that you provide will make them see the error of their ways.

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I gave up trying a few years back, now I cheer on their destruction helping anyway I can.

 

Stay the course Leftists, stay the course!

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This has to be the biggest bit of derp I have seen here in the PG in a while. 

 

"...when school shootings are so common..."

 

Cliffie is a liar. 

 

 

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