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  •  What does the scoreboard say? (2+ / 0-)
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    jedennis, lyvwyr101

    For concealed carriers, how many justifiable self defense uses vs. accidental shootings? For that matter, how many justifiable uses vs. un-justifiable uses (non-accidental)? Is there a stat on this? Or did the NRA prevent the collection of this data?

    i just baptized andrew breitbart into the church of islam, planned parenthood, the girl scouts and three teachers unions. - @blainecapatch

    by bobinson on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:43:33 PM PST

    •  CDC figures for 2010 (3+ / 0-)
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      kmoore61, snowwoman, lyvwyr101

      They do not break out concealed carry as a separate category. (Source here.)

      Total firearm deaths:           31,672
      Suicide by firearm:               19,392
      Homicide by firearms:           11,078
      Accidental discharge:                606
      Intent unknown:                       252

      Of the "accidental discharge" deaths, 25 were ages 1-4 and 37 were ages 5-14.

      For comparison, deaths due to complications of pregnancy were 825, and accidental drownings, 3,782.


      •  As always, (1+ / 0-)
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        The person most likely to kill you with a gun is yourself.  Not some "bad guy out there".

        Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

        by nominalize on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:16:01 AM PST

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