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burrfoot Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 01:21 PM
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16. I don't think that's particularly relevant,
though I do see the emotional value in presenting it that way. And as an opinion, of course, it's perfectly valid.

Without accompanying numbers of deaths, however, your statement has no relation to fact.

For all we know, the number of all three categories of firearm deaths is 1/10th of the number of deaths of the #50 cause. Or #19. Or #99.

To be fair, it could also be 10x the number of deaths from #99. We just don't know.

All that the fact that firearms show up three times on the list indicates is that they're tracking at least three different ways to die by firearm.
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