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#217 - anonymous (04/29/2013) [-]
31,000 deaths by firearm per year in th u.s. alone. not insinuating just leaving it up for discussion.
#227 to #217 - oedad (04/29/2013) [-]
Almost two thirds of firearms related deaths are suicide, in 2010 There were 19,392 suicides by firearm while homicides by firearms accounted for 11,000 deaths. Our of those 11,000 less than 400 were committed by a long rifle out of those 400 around 100 were committed with an assault rifle. In 2012 9 states did not see a murder with a rifle. Along with these suicides and homicides there exists many accidental deaths and police killings. 1/3rd of all non-fatal gunshot wounds are accidental. There are over 310 million people in the US while there is at least 300 million firearms in the US. Your chance of being murdered by a firearm is .000035% your chance of being murdered with an assault rifle 3.22*10^-7% which means you are more likely to be struck by lighting than killed with an assault rifle. This data does not differentiate between those who killed in self-defense or injured another in self-defense 80% of people who kill someone in self defense used a firearm. Depending on which source you use firearms are used anywhere from 270,000 to over 2 million times a year for self-defense which only a few dozen of these cases ever resulting in a actual shooting typically brandishing a firearm is more than enough to scare away any potential attacker or wrong-doer.
User avatar #237 to #227 - Crusader (04/29/2013) [-]
What I want to know is how many of those 31 000 deaths were caused by each type of firearm.
Pistol, assault rifle, hunting rifle, shotgun, etc.
In my opinion, a Pistol is more dangerous than an assault rifle, often because they fire similar types of ammunition and they are easier to conceal.
I'm not saying that pistols should be banned, but statistically, I am going to guess that you are more likely to be shot by a pistol than any other single type of firearm.
User avatar #218 to #217 - jippoman (04/29/2013) [-]
1,100 deaths annually by stabbing in England. Find the ratios of deaths compared to the population of each.
#224 to #218 - likeabosslikeaboss (04/29/2013) [-]
maybe that was his point,
maybe that was his point,
User avatar #225 to #224 - jippoman (04/29/2013) [-]
yeah....maybe. i just thought id share that little tidbit of info
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