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Offline Richard S

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The Alleged Danger of Firearms in the Home
« on: July 01, 2009, 07:34:20 AM »
This just in from Rangemaster in Memphis:

[size=10]Yesterday the Commercial Appeal ran a piece in the Healthy Living section that was nothing more than anti-gun propaganda disguised as news. The title of the hit-piece was " Guns reduce safety in home, don't ensure security". It was full of the usual crap that having a gun in the home almost guarantees a tragedy. One of the misleading statements (lies) in the article was "Firearm injuries, most involving handguns, are a major cause of death in the Mid-South." In fact, firearms injuries ARE NOT a major cause of [accidental] death anywhere in the United States.

The National Safety Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that collects and reports data on accidental injuries and deaths in the US. The latest year they have full figures for is 2004. In that year, accidental deaths were attributed to:

Motor vehicle accidents 44,933 - 40.1%
Poisoning 20,950 - 18.7%
Falls 18,807 - 16.7%
Choking 4,470 - 4.0%
Drowning 3,308 - 3.0%
Fire, Flames, Smoke 3,229 - 2.9%
Mechanical Suffocation 1,421 - 1.4%
Natural Heat/Cold 902 - .8%
Struck by/against object 833 - .7%
Machinery 795 - .7%
Air Transport 679 - .6%
Firearms 649 - .6%[/size]
« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 07:35:24 AM by Richard_S »
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