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Senior Contributor

Those gun deaths

Are still creeping up by the latest stats

 

https://www.popsci.com/gun-death-rates-rising-map?cmpid=ene20181222&utm_source=internal,internal&utm...

 

Data from the Centers for Disease Control shows that 2017 was the third consecutive year that the mortality rate from firearms rose. We’re now up to 12.0 deaths per 100,000 people, a rate we haven’t seen in the U.S. in 20 years. Two-thirds of those are suicides, the vast majority of which are white men. The remaining one-third of deaths are homicides, which are predominantly black men.

Of course, this information comes not from a study of firearm mortality but from a CDC database. In America we don’t allow federal funding for studies to understand gun deaths, which means we are woefully uninformed about how to combat firearm violence and prevent those deaths. We only recently confirmed that semiautomatic weapons kill more people than non-automatic ones do.

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Senior Advisor

Re: Those gun deaths

Meth head tries to break into some one's home. Home owner kills intruder saving his/her life and that of his/her family. Classified as gun death.

Senior Contributor

Re: Those gun deaths

interesting the suicide rate in canada is just slightly less than the USA.  In the USA the method of choice is by firearm, in Canada  boredom.

Senior Contributor

Re: Those gun deaths

 

On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cut off the lower part of his left ear with a razor.

the next day

Vincent van Gogh died aged 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Those gun deaths

Are you depressed too, Comrade? Suggest you review your post....

Tick Tock.....BONGx11!!!!!!!!!!!...Dongx1/4!

Jen
Veteran Advisor

Re: Those gun deaths

Yes, guns make it easier for people to kill people, but it's still PEOPLE killing people, or themselves.  About anything can be a weapon or tool to achieve that.  The stat that would matter is the number of accidental deaths involving guns, and even most of those are likely due to improper handling or storage. 

Senior Contributor

Re: Those gun deaths

No, not depressed, just wanted to show how long it has been blades and guns doing the damage, even if it takes a person to actually

do the slash stab or pull or squeeze..go ahead, do the math.