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Are US Firearm Deaths Overstated?

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Posted By: DVC, 9/18/2022 6:53:04 PM

Some view any unwillingness to increase gun safety regulation for the sake of "the children" — the sine qua non of virtue-signaling — as "evil." But can a complex, multi-faceted issue like national gun policy be accurately analyzed along a single dimension to the benefit of all citizens? No responsible gun-owner debates the lethality of firearms or the need to exercise caution when using any dangerous device, from kitchen disposals to chainsaws. Nor is it likely any would oppose manufacturers' efforts to make firearms as safe as possible. What is contested are regulations that restrict responsible use of firearms under the guise of safety

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The author looks closely at the accidental deaths from "firearms", and discovers that 82% are attributed to something other than a device which uses powder to propel a projectile. Sounds fishy as heck.
So, what gives? Air rifles? Almost none of those have the energy to cause serious harm beyond an eye injury, let alone death. So what is going on? What is being fraudulently attributed to "firearms"?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SweetPea3 9/18/2022 7:09:29 PM (No. 1281420)
That depends on the melanin level of thr shooter.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/18/2022 7:25:36 PM (No. 1281431)
Are Covid vaccine deaths understated?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 9/18/2022 9:05:40 PM (No. 1281491)
***Are US Firearm Deaths Overstated?**** Does a Wild Biden poop in his Depends?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 9/18/2022 9:13:08 PM (No. 1281497)
I know that they over count school shooting deaths. Anything within a several block radius of a school is considered a school shooting now. Very disingenuous definition. They also refuse to deal with the black market in guns as well, preferring to go after the Law Abiding folks who want to purchase guns and ammo. It is the crooks/gangs who cause most of the shooting violence in this nation, particularly the blue cities with the tightest gun control laws.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 9/18/2022 10:14:28 PM (No. 1281519)
All I know is that none of my guns were ever used to kill anyone, so they can fudge their numbers for someone else. I'm not accepting the blame (or the punishment) for the actions of others.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil 9/19/2022 12:29:16 AM (No. 1281578)
In Atlanta a guy was killed by a pellet gun. Those pellets can have enough kinetic energy to sever an artery. There are some political ads claiming that the leading cause in the death of young people is "gun violence." Don't know but I'd bet that drug overdoses and physician errors might be as deadly as anything. But when I cross The Rainbow Bridge I don't care about which category I'm in.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: smokincol 9/19/2022 1:08:11 AM (No. 1281594)
everything is "overstated", over-rated, over counted and over emphasized and the media is 100% guilty of these injustices perpetrated upon the good citizens of the USofA
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Clinger 9/19/2022 8:15:37 AM (No. 1281727)
If it was about the children they'd be banning swimming pools and possibly Homer Buckets.
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