Study: High-Risk Youth OK with Gun Use, Violent Retaliation

Andrea Billups, Newsmax, July 9, 2013

High-risk youth are so desensitized that they approve of gun use and engaging in retaliatory violence, according to a new study that sheds light on a growing culture of aggressive youth behavior.

The research, published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics and reported by CBS News, looked at firearm possession by youth who were hospitalized in emergency rooms for assault. It was conducted by the University of Michigan Injury Center in Flint, Mich. Preliminary FBI data found Flint to be the most violent large city in the country, according to 2012 data.

Among 689 youth who were injured in the assaults and surveyed, nearly one quarter–23 percent–said they had owned firearms in the past six months. Of those gun owners, just 17 percent obtained their weapons legally, the study found.

Scarier still, 22 percent of the youth owned automatic or semiautomatic weapons and nearly a third–37 percent–said they kept their firearms for protection.

The youth surveyed were between 14 and 24 years old.

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The study also found that a majority of youth surveyed agreed “revenge was a good thing.” They also approved of the statement that it was “OK to hurt people if they hurt you first.”

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  • 1. 14-year olds can’t legally own handguns

    2. These “yoots” aren’t “desensitized” to violence. They’re low IQ and low frontal lobe developed short time horizon no future time orientation blacks.

    • MBlanc46

      Which is why they wind up in the emergency room. The ones who wound up in the morgue weren’t available to be interviewed.

    • sbuffalonative

      While I agree that it is in the nature of ‘some people’ to resort to violence at the slighted perceived ‘dis’, Hollywood (etal) have upped the ante in recent years.

      Most older movies used to be morality tales. There were clearly defined good and bad characters and the good characters used great restraint and only used violence when all other options failed.

      I only bring up Hollywood because these hypocrites are the ones screaming loudly for gun control.

      It’s also worth noting that with all the black on black violence, few blacks will call out black rappers for their violent themes.

      In the past, the nature of ‘some people’ was held in check. Today, the media has been let loose on minds that can’t grasp consequences. The difference between groups is obvious.

  • Romulus

    The only way to obtain a fully automatic weapon without an FFL, is on the illegal BLACK market. (lol). Rural whites are almost born with guns and are taught intelligent instruction and safety. It is a rare occurrence when one goes ballistic. Usually from overt bullying, stereotyping, massive influx of blue state douchebags who alter their states, and black or minority aggression. Just an opinion, not a scientific poll.

  • Rhialto

    They are pacifists compared to my (plantation lilly white) friends and neighbors.
    1-95% own fire arms
    2-All think it’s commendable, normal, and fun to hurt people if they hurt you first.
    3-Preventative action is better than #2.

  • Spartacus

    “High-risk youth…”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Is that a polite way of saying n—–s ?

    • The__Bobster

      Just call them yoofs. Everyone will know who you mean.

    • MBlanc46

      Yes. And you can tell from the description of the subject population of the study that’s just who’s being discussed here.

    • capnmorgan5150

      Replace every word in the article with ‘blacks’ and you’ve got a pretty good representation.

  • The__Bobster

    Among 689 youth who were injured in the assaults and surveyed, nearly one quarter–23 percent–said they had owned firearms in the past six months. Of those gun owners, just 17 percent obtained their weapons legally, the study found.
    ___________

    And the solution is more gun control laws? LOL!

    • Rhialto

      “legally” in Ebonics means it was purchased, a gift, or borrowed, as opposed to stolen.

  • anarchyst

    Here is a message for all racial “apologists” for minority “bad behavior” . . .
    It is apparent that you have never lived around or experienced the typical urban feral black. I hope you never have to as they would “eat you alive”.
    The black “underclass” is REAL.
    If you want to “expand your horizons” and experience “authentic black culture”, travel the mean streets of Detroit, South Chicago, Gary Indiana, Atlanta or other “refuges” of “authentic black culture”, preferably at night. I would prefer that you go unarmed, as this will add to the excitement of your “adventure” . . .
    Your outlook on what you now consider “racist” will change in a hurry. You will find that minorities (especially blacks) are “racist to the core”.

  • Spartacus

    The pacifism of the negro race is well-known, as shown in the pacifist rainbow nation of South Africa :

  • Charles Lincoln

    “a majority of youth agreed “revenge was a good thing.” They also approved of the statement that it was “OK to hurt people if they hurt you first.””

    Funny thing about that—I agree with this “majority of youth.” I absolutely it is OK to hurt people if they hurt you first. I have my list, of those who have hurt me, and it starts with the names of some people in high places. “As someday it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list, of society offenders who might well be underground and who never would be missed, who never would be missed.”

    • Alexandra1973

      So what’s their issue with Zimmerman?

      Oh yeah….

    • MBlanc46

      “You want to know what the sweetest thing in life is? It’s revenge”. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five.

  • John Smith

    It’s logically fallacious to take the youth of an uber-violent Flint Michigan and use them as a template for suburban, country, and middle America youth.