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  •  I'm not confusing anything actually. (2+ / 0-)
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    theatre goon, happy camper

    I specifically pointed out that I don't know if suicides were dropping or not. I do know that well over 50% of the firearm related deaths are suicides, not homicides.

    I'm having problems finding the CDC link showing firearm related injuries. Do you have it handy?

    Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 07:39:37 AM PDT

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    •  Number of gun deaths is RISING!!! (5+ / 0-)

      Good.  I am glad you are not confused.  Because when you contradict the point of rising gun deaths by saying homicides are decreasing, you sure SOUND confused.

      For the record, and without and confused denials from the gun enthusiasts, every year over 100,000 Americans suffer a gunshot injury, and over 30,000 of those injuries are fatal.  You may claim that many of those fatal gunshot injuries are suicides, but of the almost none of the non-fatal gunshot injuries are intentionally self-inflicted, so that still leaves around 90,000 unintended gunshot injuries every year.  And one would have to have an awfully small penis to excuse 90,000+ yearly injuries for the sake of guns.

      You can search through the CDC data of deaths and injuries using the CDC Web-based Injury Statistic Query and Reporting System (here: http://www.cdc.gov/...).  However, you will have to search, as each search result has a unique url.

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

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 08:01:24 AM PDT

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