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Started 5/8/19 by gunter; 37232 views.
gunter

From: gunter

Oct-9

Then we get this:

The gun manufacturers dumped 11 million guns on us in 2020. There are some 400 million firearms in the US.

More Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2020 than in any other year on record,

Suicides account for the highest number of gun-related deaths by state in the United States of America. Most suicides are done with firearms of some type that were also the registered and licensed owners of the weapons.

Interestingly, the five states with the lowest gun death rates, in deaths per 100,000, are:

Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
Hawaii
Rhode Island

Here are the 10 states with the highest rates of gun death per 100,000 people:

Alaska
Alabama
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Montana
Missouri
New Mexico - 18.2 per 100,000 people
Arkansas
South Carolina

Dee (DLAINEDEE)

From: Dee (DLAINEDEE)

Oct-9

If Twitter didn't censor him, then more then likely it isn't true.  And Manufacturers don't dump their products anywhere.  They sell them.  Just like drugs.  Pharmaceutical companies don't dump their drugs onto the street, but criminals get them all the time, as we all know.

gunter

From: gunter

Oct-9

Did you run the video?

When there're 10+ million weapons brought on the market in a year, way beyond any logical  demand, it's dumping, exactly like the opiates the drug companies were putting out. Where do they think their products will end up? It's all about money for those companies without regard to the social cost.

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gunter

From: gunter

Oct-12

Chris Ware's "Lockdown"

The artist discusses using his daily life in his drawings, and his daughter's experience with school-shooting drills.

Read more from The New Yorker
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gunter

From: gunter

Oct-14

“We don’t have answers as to why this tragedy occurred.”

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gunter

From: gunter

Oct-19

just in case ...

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gunter

From: gunter

Nov-13

The American Public Health Association says gun violence in the US is a public health crisis. It is a leading cause of premature death in the country, responsible for more than 38,000 deaths annually. As of Nov. 11, at least 17,512 people have died from gun violence this year, and another 20,790 have died by suicide, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

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An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot to death by his 13-year-old brother in their home in Miami on Thursday.the sibling obtained a firearm from inside a case in a closet of the primary bedroom. 

Police said no charges are expected to be filed at this time

Dee (DLAINEDEE)

From: Dee (DLAINEDEE)

Nov-13

It is sad, but it is not a public health crisis.

 

gunter

From: gunter

Nov-13

Interesting. Shows you what playing with unrelated statistics can do.

Consider how many would die if there were no physicians at all, opposed to how many would die if there were physicians but no guns.

Then there's the accidental part, how many people are killed on purpose by physicians and how many are killed on purpose using guns, especially those including the suicides.

Dee (DLAINEDEE)

From: Dee (DLAINEDEE)

Nov-13

The 80 million gun owners are law abiding citizens.  They don't commit crimes.  As far as the criminals, don't know what their gun count is.  And criminals don't care about laws, regardless of the law.  The mainstream media has been covering up all the lives saved by gun owners for many years.  They only show the criminals, in areas with signs on the wall stating it is a gun free zone.

Accidents happen regardless of how it happens.  Also, people have committed suicide since the beginning of time.  If they can't do it one way, they will try another.  Guns have little to do with that.

You should never remove the rights of everyone because of the bad.

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