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Between 1993 and 2000, the gun homicide rate dropped by nearly half, from 7.0 homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. Since then, the gun homicide rate has remained relatively flat. From 2009 to 2014, the most recent year data are available, the number of gun homicides has hovered around 11,000 and 12,000 per year.
By contrast, a significantly higher – and growing – number of gun deaths were by suicide than by homicide, and this has been true throughout the past two decades. For example, while the gun suicide rate has declined overall since 1993, in recent years it has risen, from 6.3 per 100,000 people in 2010 to 6.7 in 2014.
The nation’s overall gun death rate has declined 31% since 1993. This total includes homicides and suicides, in addition to a smaller number of fatal police shootings, accidental shooting deaths and those of undetermined intent. For example, in 2014 there were 464 fatal police shootings, up from 333 in 2009. (Government data on fatal police shootings are also collected and reported by the FBI, though the agency acknowledges there are discrepancies between federal and local law enforcement counts.)
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: joemoe
What if we got rid of about 25 of the existing ones and replaced them with 3?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: eriktheawful
The whole debate on gun control is so wrong to begin with.
Creating laws that would make you a criminal is ex post facto and is illegal.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: MOMof3
Wonderful cut and paste. How did they track the powder and ball ammunition and how does the current United States Army track serial numbers on the ammunition?
For a CCP, you have to take a 16 hour class that costs around 150 bucks and once done, submit your application to the States Police for their approval.