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  •  There are about 83 firearm deaths per day in (4+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, lyvwyr101, MA Liberal, a2nite

    the US, about 30 of them homicides (2010 numbers).  Looks like that list is a bit short on the suicide side of things, particularly.  Suspect suicides tend to get less press coverage.

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      Flying Goat, LilithGardener

      I read a statistic the other day that surprised me...suicides took up over half of gun deaths last year. Or nearly so. Makes you wonder how the NRA defends that one...protect yourself with a gun against killing yourself with a gun? Um...huh?

      Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

      by MA Liberal on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:16:04 PM PST

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