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  •  21,000 gun MURDERS since 12/14??? Srsly? (5+ / 0-)

    The CDC tells us thatin 2010, there were 11,078 gun-related homicides in the U.S.  

    In an entire year.

    It's entirely possible that there have been 21,000 gun DEATHS since 12/14, but probably 60-65% of those are suicides.

    NOT homicides.  

    A more likely estimate of gun homicides from 12/14 to 8/30 would be around 7500-8000.  Taking the 2010 total of 11,078 times (8.5/12), we get 7847.

    And not all homicides meet the legal definition of murder.

    Big difference between 7847 and 21,000.

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