Saturday, September 20, 2014

A gun study that doesn't say much

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventable Injury and Control Unit - click to enlarge
  A study just release on gun deaths doesn't go far enough.  How many deaths are by hand gun or long gun?  How many are accidental?  We don't have the answers.
  Given all the information we do have  we can tell how many people per 100,000 die by firearms, Hawaii and Massachusetts have the lowest rates but don't have the strictest gun laws (NY).  We know that blacks die more often that whites or Hispanics in most states.  It's just not possible to nail down hunting accidents or murder by know people or unknown, random shootings.
  Read the study report:

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