Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Minnesota Gun Violence

Those who are strongly Pro-gun / unlimited 2nd Amendment use the word freedom a lot, to the point it is meaningless in their context of the term.  We are not free if we are in constant danger from our fellow citizens from the firearms in their possession.  The answer is not to have more people shooting at each other. It does not make us either more free or safe.

Minnesota is supposed to be one of the most peaceful states in the United States, including by ratings which address firearms issues.  As I have begun to pay closer attention to firearm violence, attempting to improve my awareness by posting them here, I have been stunned at the frequency of this violence.  In the context that there is MORE firearm violence in other states, this is even more unacceptable for all of us in the U.S.

Here is another example, yet again from the STrib:

Man fatally shot in S. Mpls.; shooter at largeArticle by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune

A 24-year-old man was shot to death early Tuesday in south Minneapolis, police said, and no arrests have been made.
Neighbors reported the shooting to police shortly after 2 a.m. in the 5700 block of Sander Drive. That's just north of Hwy. 62 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Officers found the victim outside still conscious. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and soon died.
The victim's identity has yet to be released pending notification of relatives.
The shooter has yet to be found, police said.


  1. Seems to me from all of these postings that Minnesota has a serious crime problem. You might want to do something about all of your criminals running around. Generally if you lock them up, they can't shoot people with their illegally obtained guns. That would probably reduce gun violence more than banning little boxes with springs in them.

  2. FMW, we have less gun violence than most states, and we still have a truly astonishing amount of it.

    I don't know what state you're in, but odds are your state's record is worse.

    THIS is what we have when we have an armed society, not greater security and courtesy.

  3. Yes, Ohio is worse, but not as bad as its nasty neighbors Indiana and Pennsylvania. They're really bad. In fact I think I read somewhere there's a big gerrymandering campaign underway to consider Indiana and PA Southern States from now on.