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Shootings today

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Here’s one in Arizona.

Here’s one in Georgia.

From a Yahoo! answer:

According to this web site, there were 17,000 homicides in the US in 2007:
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/data/tab…

According to this web site, about 68% of homicides are committed with firearms:
http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

That means there are about 11,600 homicides by firearms per year in the US, or about 32 per day.

This figure doesn’t include non-fatal shootings, or suicides by firearms. According to the following, there are about 75,000 non-fatal shootings per year (both deliberate and accidental) and about 17,000 suicides with firearms per year:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violenc…
(Interestingly, the majority of deaths by firearms are self-inflicted.)

Altogether, that’s an average of 284 people killed or injured by firearms every day.

Written by LeisureGuy

31 January 2013 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Guns

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