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  •  Your Gun homicide numbers (1+ / 0-)
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    are close to 3 times to high.

    And when I say there is no debate at all about this, I mean no debate at all:  no-one questions the facts, because so few people seem to even see the facts.   One website ( offers statistics which suggest that about 30,000 Americans are murdered annually due to guns; another 15 to 20,000 kill themselves; another 60 to 80,000 are injured, but don’t perish.   Those numbers date from the late 1990s, after crime and violence in American had significantly declined from the rates hit in the 1970s through the early 1990s.
    Here a number from a reputable source. 11,078 in 2010. The number has been slowly going down.

    To be first in the soil, which erupts in the coil, of trees veins and grasses all brought to a boil. -- The Maxx

    by notrouble on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 05:38:41 PM PDT

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