This hasn't stopped the MSM from pouncing on an opportunity to push for more Gun Control, however. This is an election year and Pocahontas Warren (the MSM favorite) and Mike Bloomberg (a Corporate Media owner himself) are big proponents of these policies. There have been a few Op-Eds and articles calling gun violence The Uniquely American Problem.
The United Nations did a study on homicide rates in cities over 300,000 population worldwide and ranked the Top 50. This number didn't include war zones. The top cities in the US for homicide were:
1. St. Louis
3. San Juan
5. New Orleans
Globally, these cities ranked:
15. St. Louis
40. San Juan
50. New Orleans
Interestingly enough, St. Louis ranked lower than Cancun---a popular destination for US tourists.
The UN also did a study on homicides by firearm annually (excluding countries at war) and found that the US actually ranks 16th worldwide. That's hardly a 'uniquely American' problem. It's also telling that most of the 15 countries ahead of us have far more restrictive gun laws than even the most rabidly Left-Wing US States and Cities.
However, one statistic relating to firearms deaths worldwide is that the US is by far the world per capita leader in Suicide by gunshot. Now why would the Media ignore this very serious social problem and focus instead on fake news from the anti-gun lobby? Well, let's look at some more statistics:
"The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reported that in 2016 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., imposing a cost of $69 billion to the US annually. Other statistics reported are:
- The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 13.42 per 100,000 individuals.
- Men die by suicide 3.53x more often than women.
- On average, there are 123 suicides per day.
- White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016.
- A firearm is used in almost 50% of all suicides.
- The rate of suicide is highest in middle age—white men in particular."
Well, so it seems that White Males account for the overwhelming number of Suicides in America. When was the last time we heard anyone in the MSM concerning itself with this 'uniquely American problem?' Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death among White Males in the US and the 7th leading cause of death among American men of all races.
Before the Liberal trolls start snorting that these numbers have nothing to do with the Misandryist culture they've created---or that suicide rates have always been higher among men--- let's note this chart from the CDC:
Male suicide rates have skyrocketed consistently throughout the 21st Century. As recently as 1998, suicide wasn't even in the Top Ten causes of male deaths in the US. "Surging death rates from suicide, drug overdoses and alcoholism, what researchers refer to as "deaths of despair", are largely responsible for a consecutive three year decline of life expectancy in the U.S This constitutes the first three-year drop in life expectancy in the U.S. since the years 1915–1918," the agency noted. I tend to believe that the actual suicide rate among men is much higher---there are probably several intentional deaths that appeared to be accidental. Incidentally, there were over 47,000 suicides in 2017---far more than the number of headline-grabbing mass-shootings. But none of this fits the PC Party Line about supposed White Male Privilege.
Now obviously, gun control laws wouldn't deter suicide any more than they deter homicide. The Whacko Left Wing in fact discreetly omits the subject of suicide in their anti-gun propaganda because people would soon see through the absurdity of their arguments.
Maybe our so-called Elites ought to look a little more carefully at factors causing so much disruption among the White Male demographic. Maybe they should realize that treating a whole demographic as utterly expendable is a bad idea. But I don't think we should hold our breaths waiting for that to happen.