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How many people were killed by guns in the us in 2012

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Guns don't kill people...................

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SweetxTweet
Agreed !
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Thanks Sweetx.
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Lol I just got that. And that's true
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I'm so glad this was the top rated answer
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Thanks nwarguy.
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Millions, i been seeing tv,

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Because if you saw it on TV it has to be true!
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yeh, i watch the tv last yr that is 2012 people keep getting killed day after day after day,
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icic6772
Especially in the news show the walking dead.
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SweetxTweet

You mean how many PEOPLE killed others USING guns?

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ya o and by the way i just needed it because im writing on supporting gun rites im not against them at all.
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@ kaczgune: You should look up some statistics about what cities have the highest crime rates and how much gun control they have.
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Sadly, no one REALLY cares :(

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I like when a good person kills a killer. They always include that in the stats. Sadly you must not care?
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I can't tell you about 2012 but in 2011:
323 killed by person with gun
496 killed by person with hammer
650 killed by person with knife
12,000 killed by drunk driver
195,000 killed because of medical malpractice

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I hear u man.
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thanx
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rustyboilerz
Where'd you find the stats?
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I don't have the site but I took a screenshot on my iPod for instances like these lol
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You don't have the site because your numbers a completely made-up and incorrect.
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not factual... no where close
check your source before posting
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I didn't make them up. And you haven't proved me wrong.
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Guys, you can't tell tiny anything. (S)he doesn't believe anything the media says because "the government controls it" gets their news and facts from YouTube
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Not as many as you think.

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yea i thought maybe 550
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but from sophi i highly doubt that's right
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icic6772
Yeah.
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While weapons in essence don't kill by themselves. Gun related deaths occur at a rate of about 150-225 per day. On the other hand, abortions kill the unborn at a rate of 2000-3800 a day! And people want to ban our weapons? All progressives should hang their heads in shame! And these numbers came from MSNBC!

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:) agreed
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If it came from MSNBC it must be true. Lol
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Oh and don't even get me going on how we murder our unborn but jail people for breaking an eagles egg.
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Oh I love you all so much!
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Red you forget, MSNBC is the official drumbeater for the Obama administration! And how can they be wrong? Wink wink, nudge nudge. :/
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So I guess your rationale is, why stop gun deaths if we're not going to stop other forms of deaths. That's some strange logic you have there.
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All homicides
Number of deaths: 16,799
Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.5
Cause of death rank: 15
Firearm homicides
Number of deaths: 11,493
Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.7
(note: This includes suicides)
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We've all had guns for generations and generations in our family and extended family and we haven't killed anybody yet.
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Caluvox, I guess you've never heard the word hypocracy, now have you? progressives claim abortion is a right, and so it is. It's a right to kill! Till more people stand up for the unborn, we might as well call planned parenthood centers Dachau, Treblinka, Auschwitz, yes they were progressive thinkers in National Socialists party, And they used just the same thinking as democrats do now!
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Mass murderer is mass murderer, no matter how you judge the end result. There's more blood on the hands of progressives than can be washed away by niagra falls!
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Karen since you seem to dislike hypocracy then I hope you are protesting at prisons during executions as well as war in between the abortion clinics, I mean you are pro-LIFE correct?
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Love how you equate the unborn with living, breathing people.
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Gun Control Issues, Public Health, and Safety
In the U.S. for 2010, there were 31,513 deaths from firearms, making firearms injuries one of the top ten causes of death in the U.S. The number of firearms-related injuries in the U.S., both fatal and non-fatal, increased through 1993, declined to 1999, and has remained relatively constant since. However, firearms injuries remain a leading cause of death in the U.S., particularly among youth (CDC, 2001) (Sherry et al, 2012).
A study of firearm deaths in high income countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom (England and Wales), United Kingdom (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom (Scotland), and the United States) was conducted with data from the World Health Organization assembled by the WHO from the official national statistics of each individual country from 2003 (Richardson and Hemenway, 2011). The total population for the United States for 2003 was 290.8 million while the combined population for the other 22 countries was 563.5 million. There were 29,771 firearm deaths in the US and 7,653 firearm deaths in the 22 other countries. Of all the firearm deaths in these 23 high-income countries in 2003, 80% occurred in the US.
A study from 1991-2000 showed that twice as many people died from unintentional firearm injuries in states in the U.S. where firearm owners were more likely to store their firearms loaded. (Miller, et al, 2005)The issue of "home defense" or protection against intruders or assailants may well be misrepresented. A study of 626 shootings in or around a residence in three U.S. cities revealed that, for every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides (Kellermann et al, 1998). Over 50% of all households in the U.S. admit to having firearms (Nelson et al, 1987). In another study, regardless of storage practice, type of gun, or number of firearms in the home, having a gun in the home was associated with an increased risk of firearm homicide and suicide in the home (Dahlberg, Ikeda and Kresnow, 2004). Individuals in possession of a gun at the time of an assault are 4.46 times more likely to be shot in the assault than persons not in possession (Branas et al 2009)

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rustyboilerz
Right of the Brady website, aren't you so proud?
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Sorry to disappoint you, not the Brady site.
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How about Harvard gazette?
Recent accounts of young school students shooting each other has sent a shiver through the nation; journalists call the killings an "epidemic" and legislators have begun debates on new gun control laws. As tragic as these homicides are, however, they represent only the tip of an iceberg of gun deaths in the United States. Every year, more than 30,000 people are shot to death in murders, suicides, and accidents. Another 65,000 suffer from gun injuries.
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Excellent job boo!!!
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What's so frustrating is as a responsible gun owner I feel like I get tarred with the same NRA label as these "everybody should own everything" types.
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Oh! they don't like the facts
very nice presentation of fact
without the spin
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Don't feel bad boo, the gun lobbying firms main goal is to keep us arguing with each other in hopes this will blow over, while enjoying increased sales from the "scare tactics"
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This all maybe true but if you look at this a little deeper you will find that the higher gun deaths and crimes occur in the states that have the strictest gun laws
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Sorry, wrong
CHICAGO States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.

But the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over how policymakers should respond to recent high-profile acts of gun violence.

In the dozen or so states with the most gun control-related laws, far fewer people were shot to death or killed themselves with guns than in the states with the fewest laws, the study found. Overall, states with the most laws had a 42 percent lower gun death rate than states with the least number of laws.

The results are based on an analysis of 2007-2010 gun-related homicides and suicides from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers also used data on gun control measures in all 50 states compiled by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a well-known gun control advocacy group. They compared states by dividing them into four equal-sized groups according to the number of gun laws.
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Per CDC for 2011:
All homicides
Number of deaths: 16,799
Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.5
Cause of death rank: 15
Firearm homicides
Number of deaths: 11,493
Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.7

(note: includes suicide)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

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