Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Four Years Old

She joins this list of statistics, and she was only four years old as she died from a gunshot in a road rage incident on Interstate 40 near the Rio Grande.

Since 1970 1.35 million people have died from gunshot wounds in the United States.  That almost equals the 1.39 million who have died in American wars since the American Revolution.

Currently our death and injured rate from gunfire is 1269 people and children per week.  That is 180 per day or just over seven victims per hour.  Albuquerque's four year old child dying in her parents pickup truck will be just another statistic that will be submerged by the gun fanatics and their sponsoring terrorist organization, the NRA.

And sadly, many will soon forget this tragedy.  We will remember this years great balloon fiesta much longer than this unfathomable murder.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your statistic of 1,269 people dying from gunfire per week, where did you obtain this? That would mean 65,988 per year. FBI statistics and CDC statistics show around 13,000 killed yearly in homicides from firearms with another 22,000 suicides. I searched everywhere and could not confirm your numbers. Can you post the link?

Anonymous said...

http://moralarc.org/guns-in-the-united-states/

I found the information you reference. You make one error, you that our death rate is 1,269 per week. This is incorrect. This number is the total deaths and injuries from gunfire. It is an important distinction although getting wounded is almost as bad as getting killed. This is a good article. I recommend everyone to read it.

Anonymous said...

"We need to rise up as a community and say enough is enough", so says APD Chief Gordon Eden. Too bad he has absolutely no credibility as APD Chief. So what is he going to do???? He has been in charge now for close to two years now and there are only 404 APD officers patroling our streets handling 69,000 priority 1 calls, violent crime has spiked dramatically, and he tells the Journal APD is only going to get worse with still fewer officers.

Jim Baca said...

I should have said dead and injured. The article is from Michael Shermer at Skeptic Magazine. http://moralarc.org/guns-in-the-united-states/

Anonymous said...

Obviously, as Wayne LaPierre and Ben Carson would note, the 4-year-old should have been armed and firing back.

Anonymous said...

There is going to be much more to this incident than first reported. The adults involved will have some sort of history.

Jim Baca said...

it is true that road rage takes more than one party. I agree there is probably more to this story.

Anonymous said...

Very sad. Irregardless of potential history between the adults involved this is just a real tragedy. Lack of respect for human life is appalling.

Anonymous said...

Berry has A+ lifetime rating from the NRA and refused to join former NY Mayor Blumberg's organization "Mayor's Against Illegal Guns" organization, which explains Berry's the clowns silence on the murder of this 4 year old child. How do you think the parents of this child felt when Eden says this was 100% preventable?

Bubba Muntzer said...

I agree there is probably more to the story, too. The nice young man who unloads my truck in the morning has a little girl about that age with his girlfriend and they do things with her and take her on vacation trips and enter her in beauty contests and he shows me the cell phone pictures, but he wants to make more money so he can get a big pickup truck. You see all kinds of big pickup trucks running around Albuquerque and you read that sales of them go up when the price of gas goes down and that it helps the economy, and it's part of a culture, where our vehicles are extensions of ourselves and we're always in a big hurry and trying to get to the open space first and when we don't, reacting by blowing the doors off the offending vehicle.

We all have our own ways of presenting and projecting ourselves to the outer world, with our pickup trucks, with what we post online, our dwellings, our wardrobes, our jobs, our mates, and when someone gets in the way of that projection we will react in some way. The way, and the fact that we react, and the fact that we need to react, and the fact that someone got in our way, don't happen in a vacuum. It's all part of a culture, that we create and maintain, and keep reproducing.

I'd like to see us look at things from more of a big picture perspective, and to make sure our children, and our leaders, have the tools to be able to do that, too.

Anonymous said...


Dear Anon,

While less than stellar on police reform and crime, Marry Berry has little to do with gun control. In 1986, Art. II Section 6 of the State Constitution was amended to provide that "[n]o municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms." In short, call your legislator.

Ok, then said...

In reference to Bubba Munster's comment about those big-ass trucks:

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2015/04/28/what-does-your-work-truck-say-about-you/