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Actual Facts About Guns And Death In The USA [Pic]

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Actual Facts About Guns And Death In The USA [Pic]. See? It`s what the 2nd Amendment side has been saying from Day 1!
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Hits: 7167 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 08/22/2013
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Male, 50-59, Canada
 29101 Posts
Sunday, August 25, 2013 4:42:11 PM
@MrRugby: It's a "trick".
The later chart compares ACCIDENTAL GUN DEATHS not homicides or suicides. It`s a very tiny number actually.

iirc: The number of times a gun is used to deter crime in the USA is about 800K > 1.2M per year.
That includes a lot of things, but is obviously a HUGE number of people "saved" by a gun!

Take their legal guns away and crime rates will skyrocket.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 38 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:24:41 AM
@nosecret - I'm not sure that the level of sword ownership would be that significant outside the military in most ancient civilisations (they would have been expensive). Furthermore, how many guns have been used within the US to stop the US being raped/pillaged by other nations in recent years?

Male, 30-39, Europe
 38 Posts
Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:19:53 AM
Correct me if I'm being stupid, but the figures within seem contradictory?

1% from guns
1.5% non homocide
3% car accidents...

Whilst it says that 68 times more people die in car accidents than accidental gun death? It is only 3x more than gun homicide.

The term `medical error` is ambiguous too, people generally don`t have medical attention unless they are ill. Does it mean negligence or simply it being `too late` to intervene?

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 7:21:20 PM
Good on the USA if it's true that you have so many fewer violent gun crimes; somebody`s doing something right. I think the instinctive fear many of us still have when everyone can pack a handgun, as in some states, is the potential for minor incidents like road rage, a drunk behaving badly, or a guy coming on to someone`s girlfriend could often easily escalate into a deadly shooting. I don`t know how you stop that.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 866 Posts
Friday, August 23, 2013 3:42:04 PM
There has never been a genetic link established with obesity. As for soda being no more harmful in than tea or coffee, I call bullpoo. I will agree with sports drinks, as those are equally laden with sugars.
Your link does nothing to support your argument. All it does is equate high fructose corn syrup to sugar. All added sugars are bad for you whether made from corn, cane, or beets.
I'm not a biochemist, so excuse me for simplifying things but it works like this. Person consumes sugar. Person produces insulin. After repeated exposures to sugar, person develops insulin resistance. Person requires more sugars to offset insulin resistance. Person gains weight. Person dies. While 1 soda is unlikely to start a cycle of death, or even 1 soda a day, the risk is there.
When comparing a soda to a cigarette though you have to consider that Every study on the harmful effects of smoking have the lowest category of 5-10 cigarettes a day. The health risks of 10 sodas a day

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