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Unread 04-19-2021, 11:09 AM
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Submitted. News soon.

See it here:

https://newversenews.blogspot.com/20...made-some.html
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Ralph, I posted your NVN poem at Accomplished Members. By the way, regarding your last line, you may be interested in this article.

https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p...-accept-darwin
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Thanks, Martin! I'll be taking a close look at the article you mention.
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You're welcome, Ralph. It's a timely poem. Guns are bad. The most common victims of guns are people that commit suicide, and domestic violence comes in second. Here is a podcast I think you would like, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1cKKTeOsI

And here are a couple of links you might also find interesting.

America's gun culture in charts
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41488081

Gun violence in the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_vi..._United_States

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Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually. In 2018, the most recent year for which data are available as of 2021 ... the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reports 38,390 deaths by firearm, of which 24,432 were by suicide and 13,958 were homicides ...

About 1.4 million people have died from firearms in the U.S. between 1968 and 2011. This number includes all deaths resulting from a firearm, including suicides, homicides, and accidents ...

Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the U.S. gun-related homicide rate is 25 times higher. Although it has half the population of the other 22 nations combined, among those 22 nations studied, the U.S. had 82 percent of gun deaths, 90 percent of all women killed with guns, 91 percent of children under 14 and 92 percent of young people between ages 15 and 24 killed with guns. The ownership and regulation of guns are among the most widely debated issues in the country ...

Gun violence against other persons is most common in poor urban areas and is frequently associated with gang violence, often involving male juveniles or young adult males.

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