Unfortunately, there’s only one problem with this report. The data covers one year – 2010. During that year, roughly 50,000 people were admitted to hospital in-patient and emergency units with gun shot wounds. But according to the Department of Justice and the CDC, there were over 100,000 gun shootings that resulted in death or injuries in 2010. So where did the other 50,000 go? Maybe we can eliminate most of the 19,000 suicides that resulted from using guns because most of those folks went to the morgue. But if that’s true, it still leaves another 30,000 men, women and children who got shot but found some other way to deal with their wounds besides going to the hospital. Maybe they went to a local clinic, or maybe there’s some over-the-counter remedy now available that takes care of the common gun shot the way that Ibuprofen takes care of the common cold.
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