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More Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history.
In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control,
Accidental discharge 851
Undetermined Intent 222
Total: At least 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011.
Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns. Guns were involved, but were not the primary cause of death: -in 2 fatal accidents. -in 6 homicides. Previous years: 2010 31,328 people 2009 31,177 people 2007 31,224 people 2004 29,569 people
Still think we don't have a gun problem?,
Originally posted by skalla
i expect to see pages and pages of the same partizan stuff appearing on this thread soon..
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by muse7
Deaths that occurred during wars in foreign countries (regardless of that war's validity) have absolutely nothing to do with the gun control debate going on within the borders of the US. You are comparing apples and oranges here. One has no bearing on the other.
Killed in action 67,088
Mortally wounded 43,012
Died of disease 224,580
Died as prisoners of war 30,192
Other types of non-battle deaths 24,881
Killed after capture 104
Executed by Federal authorities 267
Executed by the enemy 64
Other causes 2,043
Cause not stated 12,121
Total Deaths 389,753
Wounded in Action 275,175
Total casualties, 1861 to 1865 - 664,928
Still think we don't have a gun problem?
When we have lobbyists pushing for less background checks on gun purchases this problem will continue to escalate.
The "Gun Culture" has resulted in the deaths of more Americans than all of the wars that this country has fought in.