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    How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Well? How many?

    Statistics, Facts and Quotes

    FACT:In 2005 (the most recent year for which data is available), there were 30,694 gun deaths in the U.S:


    12,352 homicides (40% of all U.S gun deaths),
    17,002 suicides (55% of all U.S gun deaths),
    789 unintentional shootings, 330 from legal intervention and 221 from undetermined intent (5% of all U.S gun deaths combined).
    -Numbers obtained from CDC National Center for Health Statistics mortality report online, 2008.
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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Well? How many?
    How many car accidents per year is too many?
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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How many car accidents per year is too many?
    Not the same, cars are mostly a necessity. Guns are a luxury.
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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Not the same, cars are mostly a necessity. Guns are a luxury.
    So change it to alcohol, which is far more of a luxury than guns. How many deaths from drunk driving/cirrhosis/alcoholism is too many?
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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Tobacco 400,000
    Diet/Activity 300,000
    Alcohol 100,000

    Estimated Behavioral Causes of Death

    CAUSES OF DEATH

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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Well? How many?

    Statistics, Facts and Quotes

    FACT:In 2005 (the most recent year for which data is available), there were 30,694 gun deaths in the U.S:


    12,352 homicides (40% of all U.S gun deaths),
    17,002 suicides (55% of all U.S gun deaths),
    789 unintentional shootings, 330 from legal intervention and 221 from undetermined intent (5% of all U.S gun deaths combined).
    -Numbers obtained from CDC National Center for Health Statistics mortality report online, 2008.




    What percentage of this was criminal on criminal?

    HOw many of these shootings involved victims without a felonious past.



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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Not the same, cars are mostly a necessity. Guns are a luxury.




    A car as well as a gun is a tool.


    Guns are NOT a luxury... this is just dumb.
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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saboteur View Post
    Not the same, cars are mostly a necessity. Guns are a luxury.
    Not quite, guns are a right, cars are a privilege.

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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    Not quite, guns are a right, cars are a privilege.



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    Re: How many shootings in the U.S. per year is too many?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How many car accidents per year is too many?
    Fair play, but ask yourself this question then.
    But let's not be coy here, what's the sole purpose of any gun?
    Do cars play such a roll? Alcohol? Tobacco?

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