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Coulter On Gun Violence: ‘If You Compare White Populations, We Have The Same Murder Rate As Belgium’

by Anjali Sareen | 10:29 pm, January 14th, 2013

Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity‘s show Monday night to discuss President Obama‘s recent cabinet picks as well as his possible actions on gun control. Coulter said she had just come back from England where they have “not bought into” the “diversity enthusiasm” of the States. “The liberals,” Coulter claimed, are “pushing and pushing and pushing” to have more mass murderers of color.

“If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium,” Coulter said. “So perhaps it’s not a gun problem, it’s a demographic problem.”


Hannity asked the conservative commentator what she thought would be the result if the “imperial” Obama “shreds the constitution” by taking executive action on gun control and the debt ceiling. Coulter said she didn’t think he would do that but said if he did, Republicans should push back: “We won’t ban abortions, we will just ban abortionists and abortion clinics. How would that be?”

She claimed Obama and his administration were “not serious about doing anything about shooting in America” and went on to opine that banning high capacity magazines would be useless.

Coulter also quipped that her opposition to Obama’s appointments was that they were all “white men.” Hannity agreed and sarcastically said, “this is an outrage.”

“The lack of diversity shocks me,” Coulter added.

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zhiva_the_mage 16th-Jan-2013 08:24 am (UTC)
From skeptics.stackoverflow:

No, the murder rate in the US is higher.

Murder rate in Belgium in 2007 was 1.7 per 100,000 of population while the murder rate by white perpetrators in the U.S. in 2008 was 4.5 per 100,000 of population. That is, white Americans kill people at more than twice the rate of Belgians of all races (and no, surprisingly, not everyone in Belgium is white).

romp 17th-Jan-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
if only the viewers were interested in facts...
ebenista 16th-Jan-2013 08:40 am (UTC)
liar !
liar !
pants on fire!
desultory6 16th-Jan-2013 08:58 am (UTC)
Of course it is Hannity who gave Coulter a platform on this issue. It's not even worth listing all the factual inaccuracies and logical fallacies in what she said. It's like she consistently tries to be as vile as possible because it gets her attention, and the people who agree with what she argues do not care about facts or logic.
amyura 16th-Jan-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
This.
hinoema 16th-Jan-2013 09:18 am (UTC)
"Coulter on..."

*tunes out*
homasse 17th-Jan-2013 01:34 am (UTC)
Yup.
mskye 16th-Jan-2013 10:14 am (UTC)
we will just ban abortionists and abortion clinics

oh fuck no.
daut 16th-Jan-2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Republicans should push back: “We won’t ban abortions, we will just ban abortionists and abortion clinics. How would that be?”

Isn't that what Republicans have been trying to do since 2010?
paksenarrion2 17th-Jan-2013 01:19 am (UTC)
And Mississippi is on the verge of doing that. Fucker.
ljtaylor 16th-Jan-2013 10:41 am (UTC)
Coulter said she had just come back from England where they have “not bought into” the “diversity enthusiasm” of the States.

erm what
perrie 16th-Jan-2013 10:44 am (UTC)
I know! What does that even mean?
pamelalillian 16th-Jan-2013 11:34 am (UTC)
girl bye

when is the ann coulter from boondocks gonna show up

geez wrong thing to read when first waking up...
hey_kayla_jay 16th-Jan-2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Haha! I just watched that episode the other day :p
amyura 16th-Jan-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
The UK, with its minority-white capital city, hasn't "bought into" diversity? Oh, okay.

the_gabih 16th-Jan-2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, it's majority white, but with a minority of white British people as opposed to white Irish/European etc. But even so, there's 300 languages spoken, and 37% of the population was born abroad, so unless Ann Coulter spent her entire trip in, like, County Durham with the EDL, I really don't see how she could think we're anti-diversity?
tabaqui 16th-Jan-2013 12:25 pm (UTC)
Fuck you, Coulter. You make me ill.
dienaid 16th-Jan-2013 12:41 pm (UTC)
The part about England not buying into diversity brought me up short. It's just over 50% white. As someone who came from rural WV I was pleasantly shocked at how diverse it seemed for the short time I traveled through. But I don't even know wtf she means about 'buying into' diversity so... whatever.
ljtaylor 16th-Jan-2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
I think the "buying into" diversity thing comes from the Daily Mail reading types who think that different cultures are being forced on them simply by existing.
ladypolitik 16th-Jan-2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
“If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium,” Coulter said. “So perhaps it’s not a gun problem, it’s a demographic problem.”

Yeah, that's right. Aside from entitled white dudes who make their problems that of innocent people when they decide to shoot up theatres, elementary/high school/post-sec institutions, and workplaces, gun violence totally doesnt affect ~Coulter's~ gated community. Nor is there a discernible pattern of frequencies of gun-driven mass shootings between Belgium and the U.S. None at all.

Coulter said she had just come back from England where they have “not bought into” the “diversity enthusiasm” of the States.

Wow, citation needed (for the claim that she's been to England).

Edited at 2013-01-16 12:46 pm (UTC)
romp 17th-Jan-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
that was England, 1935
shipperx 16th-Jan-2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
So totally ignoring mass murders then? Columbine, Gifford's shooting, Batman Rises movie theater massacre, Newtown, etc and far too many etc.

Why deal with actual problems when they can appeal to racist stereotyping and their right-wing gun nuts will slurp it up like a strawberry milkshake with indignant whipped cream on top.
jettakd 17th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
And serial killers are almost exclusively white.
queenbathory 16th-Jan-2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
Of course she'd be on Hannity spewing her bullshit
fenris_lorsrai 16th-Jan-2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
I love all the butthurt about the suggestion Obama might use an executive order to step up enforcement of gun laws.


we don't need more gun laws, we just need to enforce the ones we have!

*rumors circulate there may be executive order to better enforce existing gun laws*

TYRANNY! HE'S COMING FOR OUR GUNS!!!



He does what you ask, then you get buttburt. Go, gun nuts, go... live somewhere far away from me.
redstar826 16th-Jan-2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
People still care about Ann Coulter? I thought her popularity peaked ages ago...
maryseif 16th-Jan-2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
I really wish she'd just go gargle a cactus.
shortsweetcynic 16th-Jan-2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
omg, i've never heard that before and i looooooooooooove it. :D
crossfire 16th-Jan-2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity‘s show

Stopped reading there.
kitanabychoice 16th-Jan-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, because none of the recent gun shootings were done by white men.

Also, the lack of diversity in Obama's appointments is likely a direct result of the lack of diversity in Congress in general. I'm pretty sure if he pulled up some POC appointments, they'd cry about favoritism. Ann Coulter, please to be boarding the next plane into the sun, thanks.
hey_kayla_jay 16th-Jan-2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
Why is she "famous", again? Where did this nutjob even come from?
simplefaith08 16th-Jan-2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure if "liberals" endorsed breathing Ann Coulter would talk smack about oxygen, so...
lizzy_someone 16th-Jan-2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
Real Americans don't need any sissy oxygen. They just breathe bootstraps.
roseofjuly 17th-Jan-2013 06:15 am (UTC)
So black people are causing all the murders in one breath, and in the next you're wringing your hands about Obama not hiring enough people of color? Just goes to show you to what lengths Coulter will go to criticize Obama.

I like to think of her like that Boondocks episode in which she's doing it for the money/publicity and to make the GOP look bad.
omgwtfbbqcandy 17th-Jan-2013 07:44 am (UTC)
remember that time someone changed her Wiki page to read "Coulter is a lawyer, author, (blah blah blah) and bitch."?
good times
accurate times
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