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  •  Interesting... care to link to your source? (1+ / 0-)
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    From a new Justice Department report

    The majority of the decline in firearm-related homicides occurred between 1993 and 1998. Since 1999, the number of firearm homicides increased from 10,828 to 12,791 in 2006 before declining to 11,101 in 2011.
    While that doesn't exacting fit with the changes in administration, IIRC, Clinton was president from 1993-98, wasn't he? Then most of 1998-2006 was GWB? Admittedly, this is just for murders with guns, but I'm looking forward to your data on gun injuries.

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    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:55:10 AM PDT

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    •  Different Things (0+ / 0-)

      1) Gunshot injuries and deaths are different from firearm-related homicides.  Apples and oranges.  It is possible for these different things to move divergently.

      2) Clinton was president from 1993 to 2000.  GW Bush was president from 2001 to 2008.

      3) Depending on time and demands,  I may do a diary on the historical trends of gunshot injuries and deaths to better explain this findings.

      4) The cdc data on gunshot injuries and deaths can be found at

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:48:39 AM PDT

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