posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 11:33 AM
All Reported Accidents Outcomes in 2001 from the CDC
Death, 157,078, 0.56%
Hospitalized, 1,624,532, 5.6%
Treated and Release, 27,993,603, 94.1%
Although anti gun control proponents sometimes call cars or trucks into question because ironically, motor vehicles and firearms kill close to the
same number of Americans each year, the banning of cars is not equal to banning of guns. CDC statistics show fewer than 1/10th of 1% of people
injured in motor vehicle accidents die, whereas 28%-30% of people who are injured by gunshot, die.
Lethality. Guns are more lethal than cars. One pertinent and more potent argument is this: motor vehicles are not designed or intended to KILL,
whereas that is the purpose and design of GUNS.
The Lethality of firearms compared to other agencies of self-inflicted injury are shown in the following statistics.
Cut or stab oneself, 1.5%
Other causes, 3.5%
Undetermined or unspecified, 0.5%
From CDC, 2001
Other notable stats:
Federal Civil Employment by %
National Security and Foreign Affairs, excluding uniformed members of the Armed Forces, 35%
Transportation and Natural Resources, 8%
Veterans Affairs, 7%
Benefits Payments and Assistance to States, 7%
General Government Operations and Tax Collection, 6%
Research, Development and Information Services, 6%
Department of Justice including Courts and Bureau of Prisons, 3%
Regulatory bodies, 3%
From CBO, 2001.
Note: The 16 Intel Agencies are not included.
The World’s Major Arms Exporters, all in USD (2001)
RF, Russian Federation, $4,979 b.
USA, $4,562 b.
France, $1,288 b.
UK, $1,125 b.
Germany, $675 b.
All other, $3,602 b. including China and India
[edit on 4/24/2007 by donwhite]