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Old 04-03-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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2016 CDC report - Firearm deaths 2013 analsys

Interesting information:

It’s a fairly detailed piece of research, and some of it does relate to firearms. In brief: there were 33,169 firearms related deaths in the U.S. in 2013 (Table 10, pp 41-42). They break down as follows:

Accidental discharge of firearms: 505
Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms: 21,175
Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms: 11,208
Discharge of firearms, undetermined intent: 281

These numbers are interesting—nearly 2/3 of the intentional deaths by firearms were suicides. The ethics and legality of suicide are beyond the scope of this article, but ultimately suicide is a very different animal than homicide/murder or assault—undeniably criminal usage of firearms.
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Damn....never entered my mind that near 67% were;
Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms

I guess I'm needlessly buying and owning a gun.
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According to the US Census: Population in the US for 2013 was 316,128,839.

11,208 homicides seems minuscule. We can thank the media for creating the image of the US being a lawless, gun-toting, homicidal wasteland.

Or, better yet, we can thank cities like:
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The rest of us seem quite peaceful.
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Birmingham # 25 is 140 miles away from me.
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