Posts Tagged gun deaths

If You Want To Stop Gun Deaths Start With Suicides

From The Hill:

Firearm suicides make up 60 percent of all gun deaths in America annually, and about half of all suicides in recent years are by firearm, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Close to 90 percent of suicide attempts by firearm are fatal, and every 11 minutes, someone dies by suicide in this country. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans. Given the severity of the issue and the 20-year trend of increasing suicide rates in America, there is no time to waste addressing this national epidemic

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Accidental Shootings At All Time Low

From USA Carry:

According its annual “Injury facts” report, the NSC reports that 489 accidental gun deaths occurred in 2015—a sharp 17 percent drop from the previous year and the lowest recorded since 1903.

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Self-selection In The Gun Debate

From The Truth About Guns:

The biggest reason we don’t have an astronomical rate of gun deaths is simple: people generally choose the best option for their own circumstances without orders from the nanny state. This “self-selection” contradicts the idea that we need to be micro-managed for our own safety.
As a result of self-selection, much of what the anti-gun lobby claims they want to accomplish has already been done individually by the people themselves at zero cost. No tax money expended, no freedoms restricted, no need for state-mandated mental health exams.years.

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L.A. Times: Mandate Gun Storage

From The L.A. Times:

A study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics reinforces a sobering reality: that far too many minors are gaining access to firearms and either committing suicide or accidentally killing themselves — or others. Last year more than 4,500 children age 17 or younger were killed or wounded with guns. While suicide statistics for 2018 aren’t available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a sharp rise in recent youth suicides, about half of which historically have involved a gun.

How is this gun storage law going to be enforced unless the police can do random searches of your home to make sure you are following the law?

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Medical Journal Blames NRA Members For Most Gun Deaths


A popular medical journal recently took a swipe at the Second Amendment with the publishing of a ridiculous letter to the editor that claims firearm-related injuries drop every year during the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) – the implication being that law-abiding gun-owners are largely responsible for gun-associated injuries and deaths in the United States.

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