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Firearm deaths in the USA

I wondered what the death rate to US citizens at home from firearms was compared to the military casualties happening in Iraq. I didn't find out, but I did find this: there's a neat page at the US Center for Disease Control called >>WISQARS Injury Mortality Reports, 1999-2003

YearDeathsPopulationRate per 100,000

Other Claims

For 2001:

  • 8 children a day die in murders, suicides and accidents involving guns
  • since John F. Kennedy was assinated more Americans have died from gunshot wounds at home than died in all the wars of the 20th century
  • Osama bin Laden would need at least nine twin towers like attacks each year to equal what Americans do to themselves every year with guns.
  • Murder rates in LA, NY and Chigago were approaching the hightest in the world (30 per 100,000) until moves were made in late 20th century to restrict access to guns to teenagers. (The NRA wants these moves reversed)
In the comments to that post:

Here are some interesting figures for the year 2002 in the United States:
  • US Highway Deaths: 42,815
  • US Flu Deaths: 36,000
  • US Gun Deaths (homicide, suicide, accidental): 28,163.

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