Armed Killings Cost Nations Billions

There are 65 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Sep 11, 2008, titled Armed Killings Cost Nations Billions. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

A global survey suggests the United States leads the world in economic loss from deaths caused by armed crime.

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Alec Berg

Princeton Junction, NJ

#2 Sep 11, 2008
Finally a brilliant article!! Take a look gun proponents. Your taxes effected by your love for guns.
CandL

Montgomery, AL

#3 Sep 12, 2008
Alec Berg wrote:
Finally a brilliant article!! Take a look gun proponents. Your taxes effected by your love for guns.
Gee,....

How many of those crime "victims" do you think were selected for assault because they were able to protect themselves?

I'm thinking NONE.

Criminals chose their victims the same way that any predator would.
Avoid the ones that can take care of themselves......always go for the "easy" target.

Go ahead and call 911 AFTER the criminal is through with you.

When you only have seconds to respond, the cops are only minutes away.
Dino

Covina, CA

#4 Sep 12, 2008
Blacks? All races can share the pride in this one...

Gun Proponents too?

Give it a rest. Some are beaten to death with golf clubs too. What can't be measured is the number of violent crimes that were prevented by having a gun available.
G W B

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Sep 12, 2008
Show me a movie in made in hollywood that does not have or use a gun to settle a problem. That combined with strict gunlaws that prevent "Law Bidding" citizen to carry a gun to protect themselves pretty much sums it up.

Thank you George Clooney
Pain in the Arse

Chicago, IL

#6 Sep 12, 2008
Armed crime? And the US is in the lead? BS! You don't call what's going on on Africa armed crime? Get real.
Charles P

Dallas, TX

#7 Sep 12, 2008
I find it FUNNY that the news media is reporting that crime is bad!

Why doesn't the news media UNCOVER POLICE CORRUPTION, which is a MAJOR CAUSE OF CRIME??? The news media in EVERY CITY THAT I LIVED IN ALWAYS COVERED-UP FOR THE CORRUPT POLICE DEPARTMENTS, and I often had to try and fight these corrupt police by myself.

Why doesn't the news media STOP COVERING UP FOR FELON THAT ARE FAMOUS?? I am refferring to the fact that the American news media covered-up that WOODY ALLEN was MOLESTING HIS DAUGHTER and years later PUBLICLY MOLESTED his adopted DAUGHTER (now his wife). THE VIDEO EXISTED AND WAS DESTROYED!!!

What about ROMAN POLANSKI, who I accused of murdering his wife and all those others, by arranging the MURDERS WITH CHARLES MANSON??? When investigated, POLANSKI ADMITTED ON TELEVISION THAT HE HAD DONE SO AND THAT I MUST HAVE BEEN A WITNESS, BECAUSE MY INFORMATION WAS ACCURATE! The news media covered-up the truth in these MOST FAMOUS OF MURDERS!!!

It is CLEAR AND LOGICAL TO SEE THAT THE PROBLEM IS NOT WEAPONS, but a lack of integrity within the news media and its conspiracies with the criminals of America!!

This LONG TERM CONSPIRACY with the criminals of America have caused a large number of people to turn to a life of crime. The news media likes to pretend that it is not to blame, but constantly wants to tell the world that it should follow the solutions proposed by the same CORRUPT NEWS MEDIA!!
This is the perfect example of the criminals running the world and pretending to be saints!
Alec Berg

Princeton Junction, NJ

#8 Sep 12, 2008
CandL wrote:
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Gee,....
How many of those crime "victims" do you think were selected for assault because they were able to protect themselves?
I'm thinking NONE.
Criminals chose their victims the same way that any predator would.
Avoid the ones that can take care of themselves......always go for the "easy" target.
Go ahead and call 911 AFTER the criminal is through with you.
When you only have seconds to respond, the cops are only minutes away.
Wrong!! Your answer is incorrect. Do you think the thugs that are shooting each other care that other guy is armed....NO. Do you think the gang bangers who shoot police care that the cops have guns....NO Do you think when some criminal robs a store he's thinking about the gun under the counter....NO.

Do you want me to keep going? From the defenseless to gun toting loyalists criminals hold no reservations. Criminals are opportunists. They look for a moment, not a gun.
12 bravo

Colorado Springs, CO

#9 Sep 12, 2008
100 percrnt of police state death's, are caused by gun grabbers.

these are the only stat's that count.
http://www.jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/deathgc.htm#d...
Thirdpower

United States

#10 Sep 12, 2008
The UN has put out another report claiming that guns in the US are bad and cost uncountable billions in "economic productivity". I'm going to guess this is based off of the phone survey done asking how much people would pay to reduce gun crime.

Another factoid.

The report claims "at least 490,000 people are killed in armed crimes each year worldwide".

In the US? About 15,000/year.

3.1%

That's half of what IANSA claims are killed each year by firearms alone.

The US accounts for 40-50% of civilian firearm ownership in the world.

http://daysofourtrailers.blogspot.com/2008/09...

“Nutz”

Since: Sep 07

Downers Grove, IL

#11 Sep 12, 2008
this article makes no sense. how do armed killings cost a nation money? This is propaganda people.
They do not show any figures. Ignore this disinformation
Thirdpower

United States

#12 Sep 12, 2008
Alec Berg wrote:
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Wrong!! Your answer is incorrect. Do you think the thugs that are shooting each other care that other guy is armed....NO. Do you think the gang bangers who shoot police care that the cops have guns....NO Do you think when some criminal robs a store he's thinking about the gun under the counter....NO.
Do you want me to keep going? From the defenseless to gun toting loyalists criminals hold no reservations. Criminals are opportunists. They look for a moment, not a gun.
Do you think that the thugs are "contributing members of society" like the article claims?
Bonnie

Sewell, NJ

#13 Sep 12, 2008
Alec Berg wrote:
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Wrong!! Your answer is incorrect. Do you think the thugs that are shooting each other care that other guy is armed....NO. Do you think the gang bangers who shoot police care that the cops have guns....NO Do you think when some criminal robs a store he's thinking about the gun under the counter....NO.
Do you want me to keep going? From the defenseless to gun toting loyalists criminals hold no reservations. Criminals are opportunists. They look for a moment, not a gun.
I guess all those kiddies at their hoops awards in West Philly were armed to the teeth but just didn't have a chance to fight back right ?
HILLARY Clinton

El Paso, TX

#14 Sep 12, 2008
South Chicago ist the WORST

obama needs to clean it up
Bonnie

Sewell, NJ

#15 Sep 12, 2008
HILLARY Clinton wrote:
South Chicago ist the WORST
obama needs to clean it up
Yea I read the Tribune and every day theres murders on the South Side. I had to go through some very scarey hoods when I went to a ChiSox game a couple of years back.
Gimme Shelter

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Sep 12, 2008
Deez wrote:
this article makes no sense. how do armed killings cost a nation money? This is propaganda people.
They do not show any figures. Ignore this disinformation
Agreed.
hideous crimes in africa

Ashburn, VA

#17 Sep 12, 2008
Ron wrote:
Blacks are the most violent the world over. The larger the black population the more violent a society is.
The next time blacks whine about slavery reparations we should just give them a bill for all their violent crime and lost property values.
800,000 murders in Rawanda in one year. They didn't use guns. They used clubs and machetes. 800,000 bullets cost too much money to waste on africans.
MIA

Tampa, FL

#18 Sep 12, 2008
Those are legal gun owner doing the killing. Why don't we try to take guns from criminals instead of law abiding citizens.
MIA

Tampa, FL

#19 Sep 12, 2008
I meant......those are NOT legal guns owners.....omg...I almost sounded stupid...um...I mean liberal.
Little Boy Blue

United States

#20 Sep 12, 2008
Alec Berg wrote:
Finally a brilliant article!! Take a look gun proponents. Your taxes effected by your love for guns.
OK, so what about the ecnonomic loss caused by drunk driving accidents; should we confiscate all the cars or just lock up the drunk drivers?
What about the economic loss caused by sexually transmitted diseases; should we ban promiscuous sex or just pass out condoms?
Gun violence is a cultural issue. Not necessarily American culture in general, but more to the point, it's primarily related to the Gangsta-Bling sub-culture, which spans national boundaries. If you are not a member of a gang and you don't live in a neighborhood infested by gangs, then your chances of becomming a victim of a gun related crime is no greater than that of the average European.
Now, let's see the UN conduct a survey to calculate the ecnonomic loss caused by Gangsta-Bling culture. No, that would be too controversial; they'd rather blame guns or society in general before they would go down that path.
Richard

Beachwood, OH

#21 Sep 12, 2008
More people need to start carrying guns. After the criminals are all shot dead, this will stop.

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