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Buffalo Bob

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You didn't do gun control advocates any favors with those numbers

600 gun accidental gun deaths a year is nothing. In fact, accidental gun deaths don't even make the top-10 list for deadly accidents. 600 gun deaths per year is practically nothing compared to other life's hazards.

In the 10-year time period of those 6,000 or so accidental gun deaths, there were over 25,000 choking deaths, 35,000 accidental drownings, over 40,000 pedestrian deaths, over 60,000 car accident deaths, . 250,000 deaths from falls, 27,000 deaths from fires, 390,000 deaths from poisoning, and the list goes on.

Bottom line is that millions of guns are handled in America everyday without an incident. There is no stats that measure the number of lives saved by guns, because their number one benefit is as a deterrent. I would venture to guess that I could dig up some research that points to the fact there are far more than 600 lives saved per year on account of responsible gun ownership, without even making the case for deterrence.

As a percentage of gun ownership, those 6,000 deaths represent less than .0002% (Guns are clearly not the problem. Careless and violent people are.)

6,000 / 300,000,000 = .0002%

(In response to this post by CapeBuff)

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 3:41PM


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