Friday, November 8, 2013

Study: Americans Safe From Gun Violence Except in Schools, Malls, Airports, Movie Theatres, Workplaces, Streets, Own Homes

Mass shootings have become all too common in the U.S. (photo: file)
Mass shootings have become all too common in the U.S. (photo: file)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
07 November 13

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

new study released today indicates that Americans are safe from the threat of gun violence except in schools, malls, airports, movie theatres, workplaces, streets, and their own homes.
Also: highways, turnpikes, libraries, places of worship, parks, universities, restaurants, post offices, and cars.
Plus: driveways, garages, gyms, stores, military bases-and a host of other buildings, structures, and sites.
National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre applauded the study, saying that it reinforced his organization's long-held position that the United States does not need additional gun laws. "This study makes it abundantly clear that Americans are in no danger of gun violence except in these isolated four hundred and thirteen places," he said.
He added that he hoped that the study would spark a conversation "about the root cause of mass shootings: people who recklessly show up at places where they could be shot at."
 
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