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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 05:03 PM

12. Alrighty then....can we talk about car deaths instead?

 

In 2009, the last year for which full data is available, there were 31,236 nonmilitary gun deaths in the US. I believe this includes murder, suicide, and accidents.

During the same period, there were 36361 motor vehicle deaths, and this figure includes pedestrians killed by cars.

From a public health perspective, both gun deaths and car deaths are considered preventable. Millions and millions of dollars have been spent on government studies aimed to find out how to reduce car deaths, to good effect. 2006 saw more than 45000 car deaths. Firearm deaths, on the other hand, have been slowly inching up since 1999. And of course, almost no government public health money is spent on finding ways to prevent those preventable firearms deaths.

The NRA is largely responsible for creating a climate hostile to public health when it comes to firearms deaths. If it weren't for the NRA, and groups like them, a lot of people who are dead would still be alive. This is inexcusable.

http://www.vpc.org/studies/gunsvscars.pdf


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