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View Diary: How Many Of Those are Veterans? Gun Policy, Suicide, and Our National Conversation (185 comments)

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  •  Here for example (12+ / 0-)
    This data is from the CDC web-site (  During the year 2009, the last year for which complete data is available, there were 31,347 deaths in the US due to firearms, for a crude (non-age adjusted) rate of 10.21 deaths per 100,000 persons.  If you lived in a city of 100,000 persons, you could expect that 10 of your neighbors would die from a firearm injury that year.  Five hundred and fifty-six of these deaths were classified as “unintentional” (an accident), and 30,561 of these deaths were classified as “Violence-related” (presumably intentional).  During the same period, there were 66,769 non-fatal firearm injuries here in the US, with a crude rate of 21.76 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 persons.  If you lived in a city of 100,000 persons, you could expect 22 of your neighbors to suffer an injury due to a firearm that year.  Of these injuries, 18,610 were classified as “Unintentional”, while 48,158 non-fatal injuries were “Violence-related”.
    Violence-related (criminals/LE)= "gun enthusiast"?


    "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

    by EdMass on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:36:49 AM PDT

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    •  What is your point? (0+ / 0-)

      What is your point?  Have you found an error with the article, and if so, what is it?

      In the segment quoted above, I am citing data collected and reported by the CDC.  If you have a problem with the data published by the CDC, you need to question the CDC about that.

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:44:41 AM PDT

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