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Heart disease: 597,689
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
Nothing on there about firearms. You are really blowing smoke by trying to make your numbers at stats seem worse than they are.
originally posted by: HauntWok
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Here's the thing about motor vehicle ACCIDENTS versus intentional homicides by firearms.
The government and vehicle manufacturers DO something about it so to lessen these deaths. Everyone knows that you can't prevent all these deaths from happening, but you can do something to lessen the amount and frequency of these kinds of events.
Murders committed with a gun dropped 39 percent to 11,101 in 2011, from a high of 18,253 in 1993, according to the report.
Other crimes committed with guns were down even more sharply — from 1.53 million in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011, a drop of 70 percent, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The CDC? Oh I must have mistaken homicides for disease, are you suggesting people that are shot by a gun die not from the trauma inflicted by the wound but by severe lead poisoning?
Here, let's look at a better set of statistics on this issue:
Really, how high does the body count have to get before it's a "real" issue?
Statistics on homicide deaths? That just shows gun crimes in a vacuum. That's useless.
David Brooks highlighted this discrepancy back in July. For much of the 20th century there were, on average, a handful of mass killings per decade. But that number spiked in 1980, and kept rising thereafter. In the United States, there have now been at least 62 mass shootings in the past three decades, with 24 in the last seven years alone, according to a recent Mother Jones survey. This has happened even as the nation's overall violent crime and homicide rates have been dropping.
It is among the most troubling calls a police department can receive: the report of an active shooter. It could mean a domestic dispute, or a gunman on the loose. We all remember Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo. Those events - mass shootings - have spiked in the United States, in recent years.
J. PETE BLAIR: In a nutshell, what we're looking at is instances of attempted mass murder. Somebody goes to a location with the intent to kill a lot of people. From about 2000 to 2008, you see roughly five attacks per year going on. And then in 2009, there's a spike, where it goes up; and since 2009, we've been averaging about 15 attacks per year.