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To: military cop

Actually Mass killings are on the decline. The 2000’s have seen a 50 % decrease from the 90’s. Mass killings rose from the 60’s through the 90’s (where they peaked). It is simply the media and the agenda which make it seem as if we are facing an epidemic. We are not.

While every innocent life lost is a tragedy, the truth is we have about 12,000 gun deaths per year, 80 % of which are gang related (criminals breaking the law killing other criminals.) So the true number of gun deaths per year is really about 2400. Hardly an epidemic. Definitely not worth shredding the Bill of Rights and rendering a hundred million law abiding people defenseless.

Causes of Death in the USA

Heart disease: 599,413
Cancer: 567,628
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
Alzheimer’s disease: 79,003
Diabetes: 68,705
Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909

9 posted on 12/16/2012 12:15:46 PM PST by 1malumprohibitum
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To: 1malumprohibitum

If obesity related deaths in America kills more people than firearms, I call for a waiting period every time you want a bucket of fried chicken from KFC.

20 posted on 12/17/2012 7:19:10 AM PST by Michmal1996
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