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  •  Violent crime rates fall, gun deaths remain high (2+ / 0-)
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    BOHICA, ek hornbeck
    Violent crime rates have been falling in recent years, but the number of people killed by firearms in the United States remains high.  According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, between 2006 and 2010 47,856 people were murdered in the U.S. by firearms, more than twice as many as were killed by all other means combined.

    Furthermore there is the fact that Congress has removed funding for firearms-related research so that the Center for Disease Control lacks the data to counter the statistics used by the gun lobby.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:17:20 PM PST

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