How often do you hear gunshots?

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  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    Here and there. In the summertime its gets frequent. It's not like it used to be though.

    True that. It depends though.

    I was back up on my old block of University & Kingsbridge recently, and I tried to roll down to Creston for old times sake. The homie was like "It's a lot worse down there now. Mad shootouts."

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    funny this post originated with a richmonder. that was the gunfireinest place i ever lived. I used to stay on Broad st. across from Chucky's Place and The Palace. Saw 3 seperate shootings out my window. One of which was a pretty gruesome murder. I'd hear shots from Jackson Ward and Carver all night. I hear it's chilled out a little. Hopewell is Whilin still i'm sure.

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    I hear gunshots every day.


  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts
    funny this post originated with a richmonder. that was the gunfireinest place i ever lived. I used to stay on Broad st. across from Chucky's Place and The Palace. Saw 3 seperate shootings out my window. One of which was a pretty gruesome murder. I'd hear shots from Jackson Ward and Carver all night. I hear it's chilled out a little. Hopewell is Whilin still i'm sure.

    The murders are supposedly down this year. I guess motherfuckers here can't shoot straight because they sure as hell shoot a lot.

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    Just about every weekend and every day during hunting season.....I live pretty far out in the sticks so the sound carries pretty far.

    Lotsa guns....very few murders.

  • JustAliceJustAlice 1,308 Posts
    Two weekends ago a guy was shot at the popeyes half a block from my house.

    Yo, If that is the same popeyes Im thinking of, I live like seven blocks north of you on Mason near 7th. I heard some rounds go off just last night.

    It happens at least once every other month or so....somewhat regular. I imagine they are usually closer to Union. I have had to take detours home several times when driving home @ 3:30 am. Whenever I see a large mob in the street at that time of night I usually try to go the other way.

    Im still waiting for something to happen across the street, we have some new neighbors who are doing business at all hours of the day and night. Never the same car in front etc.. etc.. Just waiting, I know it will happen eventually but what can you do?

  • covecove 1,566 Posts
    I never heard a gunshot in Montreal.

    Me neither. Until a year ago. It's getting less

  • erewhonerewhon 1,123 Posts
    To be honest, it can be hard to distinguish between gunshots and firecrackers when it's more than a block or two away, but there's clearly a lot of both going on.

  • GrandfatherGrandfather 2,303 Posts
    i've lived in the same spot for a long time
    It used to be every other day or so, with about 4-6 different incidents on the weekends
    now its like, maybe a few times a year at most (not counting NYE, cinco de mayo, or 16 de septiembre)

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I hear gunshots every day.

    Occupational hazard?

  • BrianBrian 7,618 Posts
    enough that it's not suprising

  • magneticmagnetic 2,678 Posts
    Most of you sound like youre living in Iraq.
    My country is a peaceful place
    I hear gunshots a least once a week,i dont take notice unless its a hour long barrage of automatic gunfire or if the gun is pointing and firing in my direction which has been the case twice in my lifetime so far.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

    Rank Countries Amount (top to bottom)
    #1 Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people
    #2 South Africa: 0.496008 per 1,000 people
    #3 Jamaica: 0.324196 per 1,000 people [/b]
    #4 Venezuela: 0.316138 per 1,000 people
    #5 Russia: 0.201534 per 1,000 people
    #6 Mexico: 0.130213 per 1,000 people
    #7 Estonia: 0.107277 per 1,000 people
    #8 Latvia: 0.10393 per 1,000 people
    #9 Lithuania: 0.102863 per 1,000 people
    #10 Belarus: 0.0983495 per 1,000 people
    #11 Ukraine: 0.094006 per 1,000 people
    #12 Papua New Guinea: 0.0838593 per 1,000 people
    #13 Kyrgyzstan: 0.0802565 per 1,000 people
    #14 Thailand: 0.0800798 per 1,000 people
    #15 Moldova: 0.0781145 per 1,000 people
    #16 Zimbabwe: 0.0749938 per 1,000 people
    #17 Seychelles: 0.0739025 per 1,000 people
    #18 Zambia: 0.070769 per 1,000 people
    #19 Costa Rica: 0.061006 per 1,000 people
    #20 Poland: 0.0562789 per 1,000 people
    #21 Georgia: 0.0511011 per 1,000 people
    #22 Uruguay: 0.045082 per 1,000 people
    #23 Bulgaria: 0.0445638 per 1,000 people
    #24 United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
    #25 Armenia: 0.0425746 per 1,000 people

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I live about 65 blocks from Alice and Wu. If I hear gunshots I almost always assume they are fireworks. Fireworks are about non-stop from June to New Years around here. I hate fireworks.

    Only thing legal around here sparklers. So neighbor is firing off cherry bombs. so I call the cops. We don't enforce or respond to firework violations I was told. Who does? Fire Dept? Nobody. Shouldn't complain, better than guns.

  • BsidesBsides 4,244 Posts
    man, mabye im just assuming its always something else and not guns. cause i almost never hear em.

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,330 Posts
    I live in West Los Angeles. I never hear gun shots and I am glad.
    Except for the one time near my friend's place at Stoner Park when I was small.

  • "diddy, hear those fireworks?"


    sean comb's net alias revealed?


    HAHAHAHA

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    I hear gunshots every day.

    Occupational hazard?
    Oh no. Well not now.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I hear gunshots every day.

    Occupational hazard?
    Oh no. Well not now.

    Are you out? Welcome home.

    Atlantic City now?

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    Most of you sound like youre living in Iraq.
    My country is a peaceful place
    I hear gunshots a least once a week,i dont take notice unless its a hour long barrage of automatic gunfire or if the gun is pointing and firing in my direction which has been the case twice in my lifetime so far.

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_percap-crime-murders-per-capita

    Rank Countries Amount (top to bottom)
    #1 Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people
    #2 South Africa: 0.496008 per 1,000 people
    #3 Jamaica: 0.324196 per 1,000 people [/b]
    #4 Venezuela: 0.316138 per 1,000 people
    #5 Russia: 0.201534 per 1,000 people
    #6 Mexico: 0.130213 per 1,000 people
    #7 Estonia: 0.107277 per 1,000 people
    #8 Latvia: 0.10393 per 1,000 people
    #9 Lithuania: 0.102863 per 1,000 people
    #10 Belarus: 0.0983495 per 1,000 people
    #11 Ukraine: 0.094006 per 1,000 people
    #12 Papua New Guinea: 0.0838593 per 1,000 people
    #13 Kyrgyzstan: 0.0802565 per 1,000 people
    #14 Thailand: 0.0800798 per 1,000 people
    #15 Moldova: 0.0781145 per 1,000 people
    #16 Zimbabwe: 0.0749938 per 1,000 people
    #17 Seychelles: 0.0739025 per 1,000 people
    #18 Zambia: 0.070769 per 1,000 people
    #19 Costa Rica: 0.061006 per 1,000 people
    #20 Poland: 0.0562789 per 1,000 people
    #21 Georgia: 0.0511011 per 1,000 people
    #22 Uruguay: 0.045082 per 1,000 people
    #23 Bulgaria: 0.0445638 per 1,000 people
    #24 United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
    #25 Armenia: 0.0425746 per 1,000 people

    Which one of these ain't like the others? Hint it's a major industrialized country where Vodka is not served for breakfast.

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    Two weekends ago a guy was shot at the popeyes half a block from my house.

    Yo, If that is the same popeyes Im thinking of, I live like seven blocks north of you on Mason near 7th. I heard some rounds go off just last night.

    It happens at least once every other month or so....somewhat regular. I imagine they are usually closer to Union. I have had to take detours home several times when driving home @ 3:30 am. Whenever I see a large mob in the street at that time of night I usually try to go the other way.

    Im still waiting for something to happen across the street, we have some new neighbors who are doing business at all hours of the day and night. Never the same car in front etc.. etc.. Just waiting, I know it will happen eventually but what can you do?

    That's the one. I don't know how long you've lived round here but things used to be a lot more hectic. Irving Park was wilin' in the summer back in the day. Calling MLK Union shows some old school portland knowledge.

    Fuck, get your neighbors together and harass those fucking dealers or their landlord tell they leave. Fuck a slanger on my block.

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts
    I hear gunshots every day.

    Occupational hazard?
    Oh no. Well not now.

    Are you out? Welcome home.

    Atlantic City now?
    Not out yet. I got under a year left.
    I'll be back in NJ in March '08.

  • TabaskoTabasko 1,357 Posts
    dudes.. I never heard a gunshot in my life expect for hunting.

    People with weekly/daily gunfire, where do you all live?

    How often do you SEE shots being fired?

  • Jonny_PaycheckJonny_Paycheck 17,825 Posts
    I have heard gunshots in various parts of Berkeley, Oakland, and NYC.

    I think if you live in a big American city it's something you hear from time to time. I live in a pretty gentrified neighborhood, where renovated apartments rent for 2-3k a month, yet one of the kids from the projects got shot across the street from my building a few months back.

  • asstroasstro 1,753 Posts
    Living in Bushwick back in the early 90's it was pretty much a daily thing. Then I moved to Williamsburg in 93, and it was still pretty frequent where I lived down by the Bridge. As W-burg gentrified it got less and less, to the point that when I moved out in '05 it was very rare. Since I bought my place out in Queens I've heard it once or twice in 2 years, and a clerk in the Wonder Bread outlet around the corer got shot and killed in a robbery.

    I am very cool with not hearing gunfire anymore, it adds nothing to my enjoyment of life, or gangsta records.

  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts
    a clerk in the Wonder Bread outlet around the corer got shot and killed in a robbery.

    This is sad, I mean how much could you possibly get from a bread outlet. Nothing costs more then $2.

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    fireworks


    i used to live right by the CNE grounds - which are basically Toronto's city fairgrounds and there were/are fireworks competitions regularly for about a month in the summer and all the usual suspect holidays...the sound was horrible, like non-stop bombing.

    i haven't heard gunshots since i was a kid...from what i remember, gunclap is a very accurate word.

  • BamboucheBambouche 1,484 Posts
    How often do you hear gunshots?

    Every time I think of my father.

  • BaptBapt 2,503 Posts
    10/12 times in all my life, here, in the North suburb of Paris.
    Last year a dude from the block killed his entire familly, one of 'em died under my window.

  • BaptBapt 2,503 Posts
    How often do you hear gunshots?

    Every time I think of my father.

    Damn, hard as f*ck!

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts
    10/12 times in all my life, here, in the North suburb of Paris.


    which suburb? i lived briefly in St-Ouen...
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