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Sun Sep 19, 2021, 01:55 PM

2020 Firearm Injuries Up More Than 70%-Worse in Black and Hispanic Young Men

Gun injuries reported by hospitals as per 1 million patients.

Increase broken down by race.

https://ehrn.org/articles/2020-firearm-injuries-up-more-than-70-worse-in-black-and-hispanic-young-men


Analysis by AXIOS

Why it matters: The findings bolster preliminary data showing a surge in gun violence across the country.
What's happening: There are three big factors, with the weight for each in dispute there are lots of politics around it.

1.Some experts point to the pandemic's unique social and economic pressures and disruptions.
2.The initial surge coincided with last summer's protests over police violence. Many in law enforcement point to changes in policing following the protests, including a pullback amid declining trust. This created an environment where shooters could feel more emboldened.
3.Gun sales have increased throughout the pandemic. Firearms background checks spiked in spring 2020 and haven't come down.
The findings: Firearms injuries that resulted in a documented health care visit began spiking in late spring 2020, according to data compiled by the Epic Health Research Network. They peaked in October.

After dipping last fall and early winter, firearm injury rates surged again in the spring, with June 2021 levels 64% higher than in 2019.
People of color were particularly vulnerable firearm injury visits increased by 76% for Hispanic patients and 89% for Black patients, while rising 40% for whites.


Last week I posted this DATA POINT:
50 percent the increase in gunshot injuries at pediatric trauma centers in Houston since 2020. Similar trends have been seen across the country, including in Fort Worth, Hartford, and Memphis, according to a new article.
https://time.com/6095664/children-killed-in-shootings-pandemic/


Guns just make everything better. Road rage? Add guns! Domestic violence? Add guns! Pandemic? Add an epidemic of guns! And the children! Just think of the interesting conversations they'll have over the scars they carry for the rest of their lives. Because . . . guns.

When are we going to finally get sick of this shit and change things? It's within our power.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:03 PM

1. It will change when we start believing we can make a difference. That will energize us. n/t

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:05 PM

2. Poverty is the root cause of our violence epidemic

Fix the issue of poverty and you solve one of the major causes of the violence problem as well.

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Response to madville (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:09 PM

3. Many things feed the gun violence issue. But they are only food for the monster

that is the gun industry and death and misery it brings for the sake of $$. It's a lot more than 30 pieces of silver and greed feeds the monster above all others.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:17 PM

4. Millions of Democrats and POC have started arming up to counter the RW white supremacists

Which is both totally understandable and horribly sad at the same time. The country is losing it's damn mind.

And the end result is a lot more gunfire.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:39 PM

5. Fear sells guns. Fear is the mind killer. It makes people irrational and paranoid.

What are they afraid of? Ironically, people with guns . . .

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