Monday, October 8, 2012

September 2012 Monthly Shooting Report

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) whose data comes direct from hospitals, there are 88 people killed by firearms each day, 603 during a week, and 2,612 monthly.  The Nasty Jack report, with sources exclusively from the media, will obviously reflect smaller numbers than the CDC, but with dates and locations

Sept. 2012 came in lower than August in all categories, most significant was the drop in the number of shootings; a total of 113.  Deaths by firearms were only 7 less but the wounded were down 106.  Even with decreases, monthly deaths were still 70, and 159 were wounded in 229 shootings.  TOO MUCH!  Notably, the two largest cities in the country in states with some of the most stringent gun control laws, New York and Los Angeles, had only one incident each.

Chicago is still suffering from its gang warfare but there was some relief in that there were 4 less incidents in September than August.  And Phoenix, Arizona, the capital of loose gun control, had a total of 7 incidents, leading most every other city even close to its size.  There was another mass shooting during the month in Minneapolis, Minnesota where a gunman killed five including himself and wounded four others.  The grim statistics just keep piling up.

Gun control in the crosshairs
Yet, not a mention about gun control by the President or Republican contender Mitt Romney in last week’s debate.  Nor was there a question raised on that issue by seasoned debate host, Jim Lehrer.  I would be remiss if I didn’t bring up the NRA’s mythical hold on this country—mythical because the public has been showered with lies against sensible gun control convincing naïve Americans gun rights have an absolute protection from the Constitution, which is not true.

Therefore, we had no dialogue over one of the most important dilemmas this country has ever had, which is the death of innocent Americans from firearms that are available to anyone to take anywhere.  Here are the numbers for September:

DATE
CITY/STATE
DEAD
WOUNDED
SHOOTINGS
9/1/2012
Chicago, IL
2
15
17
9/1/2012
Oklahoma City, OK
0
4
4
9/1/2012
Seattle, WA
1
0
1
9/2/2012
Coolidge, AZ
1
0
1
9/3/2012
Baltimore, MD
1
6
7
9/3/2012
Chicago, IL
0
2
2
9/3/2012
West Union, WV
3
0
3
9/4/2012
Chicago, IL
2
0
2
9/4/2012
Sanford, NC
0
1
1
9/4/2012
Tucson, AZ
1
1
2
9/5/2012
Chicago, IL
1
4
5
9/5/2012
San Bernardino, CA
1
0
1
9/5/2012
Yuma, AZ
1
0
1
9/7/2012
Louisville, KY
1
1
2
9/7-9/8/12
Chicago, IL
2
9
11
9/8/2012
New York, NY
4
1
5
9/8/2012
Oakland, CA
0
5
5
9/9/2012
Wichita, KS
0
2
2
9/11/2012
District Heights, MD
1
0
1
9/11/2012
Greensboro, NC
0
2
2
9/11/2012
Holbrook, AZ
0
2
2
9/12/2012
Chicago, IL
1
4
5
9/12/2012
Phoenix, AZ
1
0
1
9/13/2012
Jackson, MS
0
2
2
9/14/2012
Chicago, IL
2
8
10
9/14/2012
Kansas City, MO
1
1
2
9/14/2012
Phoenix, AZ
1
1
2
9/14/2012
Richmond, VA
1
1
2
9/14/2012
Shreveport, LA
0
1
1
9/14-9/16/12
Chicago, IL
6
23
29
9/15/2012
South Bend, IN
0
1
1
9/15/2012
Tempe, AZ
0
3
3
9/15/2012
Trenton, NJ
0
2
2
9/16/2012
Myrtle Beach, SC
0
1
1
9/16/2012
Pomona, CA
0
1
1
9/16/2012
South Bend, IN
1
2
3
9/16/2012
Yuma, AZ
0
1
1
9/17/2012
Indianapolis, IN
1
1
2
9/19/2012
Pomona, CA
1
0
1
9/20/2012
Phoenix, AZ
1
0
1
9/20/2012
San Jose, CA
0
2
2
9/21/2012
Miami, FL
1
0
1
9/21/2012
Phoenix, AZ
1
0
1
9/21/2012
Phoenix, AZ
1
1
2
9/21-9/23/12
St. Louis, MO
0
7
7
9/21-9/23-12
East St. Louis, IL
3
2
5
9/23/2012
Baltimore, MD
0
1
1
9/23/2012
Bullhead City, AZ
1
0
1
9/23/2012
Greensboro, NC
0
1
1
9/23/2012
Kannapolis, NC
0
2
2
9/23/2012
Phoenix, AZ
0
3
3
9/25/2012
Lakeside, CA
0
3
3
9/26/2012
Clarksdale, MS
2
2
4
9/26/2012
Lincoln Heights, OH
0
1
1
9/26/2012
Richmond, VA
1
0
1
9/26/2012
Stillwater, OK
1
0
1
9/26/2012
Tucson, AZ
1
0
1
9/27/2012
Los angeles, CA
1
0
1
9/27/2012
Minneapolis, MN
5
4
9
9/27/2012
Tulsa, OK
1
0
1
9/28-9/30/12
Coffeyville, KS
2
2
4
9/28/2012
Chicago, IL
2
6
8
9/28/2012
Phoenix, AZ
1
0
1
9/29/2012
Chicago, IL
0
4
4
9/30/2012
Erie, PA
1
2
3
9/30/2012
Jackson, MS
2
0
2
9/30/2012
Philadelphia, PA
1
0
1
9/30/2012
Syracuse, NY
1
7
8
9/30/2012
Winter Springs, FL
2
1
3


70
159
229


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