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Old September 13, 2012, 02:31 PM   #1
TailGator
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One in a million

The Centers for Disease Control have released some figures that might interest some here:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...cid=ss6106a1_e

The title of the thread refers to the fact that accidental firearms deaths occur at a rate of only 0.1 per 100,000 population, or literally one in a million. This might be a figure to have in mind when antis talk about banning guns to avoid accidental firearm deaths.

It should be noted that the above figure is the only one that is directly related to firearms. A common tactic of gun control advocates is to assume that all violent deaths are a result of firearms, when in fact this CDC report specifically states that other means of violence are included.
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