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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-05-10 02:54 PM
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58. Yes, that's precisely what I said. Only using different words and meanings somehow.
Seriously where in the heck did you get THAT as the point of my post? Just because unintentional injuries are the leading cause of deaths in that age group didn't imply anything about them being gun-related, although many are. But homicides are in the top 5 causes of death and most of those are done with guns. So instead guns being a negligible percent of deaths as the original post seemed to claim, they are represent a high percentage of deaths among people who aren't dropping dead simply due to old age.

But even beside that point, as others have noted, the table the original post referred to isn't even ordered by frequency. Table C shows that, not Table A. Salmonella isn't the leading cause of death in the US and gun deaths probably are not nearly as low on a frequency list as they are on Table A.

Check Table 1 near the end instead. In lower age groups, accidental death, homicide, and suicide top practically every list. That table doesn't break out gun deaths, but in my experience, most homicides and suicides involve guns, making them a top contributor to deaths among people who are dying early deaths.
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