Skip to comments.Most U.S. Gun Deaths Result from Suicide (My title)
Posted on 01/31/2013 9:19:52 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
[Roughly 60 percent of U.S. firearms fatalities died by their own hand.]
How many gun deaths are in the US every year?
In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control,
Accidental discharge 851 Suicide 19,766 Homicide 11,101 Undetermined Intent 222
Total: At least 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011.
Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns.
Guns were involved, but were not the primary cause of death: -in 2 fatal accidents. -in 6 homicides.
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Yup. If we got rid of all those guns there wouldn’t be any suicides. Typical radical left wing extremist demokkkrat thinking/logic. Dolts.
So many anti-gun folks scream about hi-cap mags. I wonder if the is any data to confirm how many deaths occur with shots# 11 through 30, >1, 2 to 5, 5 to 10?Not that it matters, just curious.
36,909 total suicides in the US in 2009.
Getting rid of guns won’t even end suicide or notably lower the numbers.
So many anti-gun folks scream about hi-cap mags. I wonder if the is any data to confirm how many deaths occur with shots# 11 through 30, >1, 2 to 5, 5 to 10? Not that it matters, just curious.
Hello, that’s because we have guns. Sucks to be in a country that has outlawed guns and knives and to have to drink bleach or jump in front of a bus or to tie steaks to yourself and find a pack of wild dogs...
WOULD BANNING FIREARMS REDUCE MURDER AND SUICIDE?, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 30, Number 2, Spring 2007 (pp. 649-694)
And the CDC reports half of all food-borne illnesses in the USA result from improper washing or contamination of leafy, green vegetables. Spinach alone is 20%
And yet the FDA insists on regulating every farm, every food factory, every distributor within an inch of their lives.
The FED’s desire to control guns is 100X stronger.
***[Roughly 60 percent of U.S. firearms fatalities died by their own hand.] ***
I bet it is much higher taking from the “accidental” list.
Many times we used to her about someone who was killed while “cleaning a loaded pistol.”
Police reports would say...”He was cleaning his gun and it went off.”
Since insurance companies won’t pay for suicides it was believed this was to help the widow collect.
Then we often see in the obit page of “J-— D—, age 26, died at his home...”
Lots of young people die at home now days.
If I remember right, if you discount suicide by guns, car fatalities then outnumber gun deaths by double. Yet no calls for car banning, and they will even let kids as young as 16 drive. I’m 50 years old, grew up in New york city and recently moved out 2 months ago being that it is now a despotic state, and in all that time I’ve known two people who were shot: A friend of mine who was shot in the arm by a cop who mistook him for a car thief, and my uncle who was shot oddly enough in the arm again by a robber who was running from the cops. That’s it, 2 people. But when it comes to car/vehicle fatalities, I could fill up this page with all the people I knew who were killed including 2 relatives.
Worth noting in all such statistics that homicides are not necessarily murders.
person killing person = homicide
Killing a rapist in an act of self-defense is still a homicide.
Homicide + illegal intent = murder
I’ve know about a dozen people in my life who committed suicide.
half of them owned guns.
Not a single one used a gun to off themselves.
pills or carbon monoxide seemed to be the preferred way to go
AHah, proof we need a ban on all guns, except the gov and private Security forces for .....
If your gun is not taken away I could hurt myself...
Do it for Gabby, do it for the children.
I know of at least 6 who shut themselves in the garage with their car running.
Which to ban? Cars or garages?
I find that to be a truly amazing statistic.
I’m barely able to believe it.
One can always commit suicide by cop.
Just pull out a cell phone reals fast
She says...."For heavens sake John, can't you do anything right?"
Then there is this young man. No guns or nooses needed.
Oh-h Gabby like guns. See Gabby smile!
Glad to see it posted, I almost posted that the other day and then didn’t. We all regret what happened to her, but once upon a time she didn’t look too unhappy holding a gun!
Yes, that makes perfect sense.
Freedom is not free when I am free to hurt myself with a gun.
Plus, if I live after shooting myself Obama-care must patch it up at taxpayer expense , so banning guns is deficit reduction too.
Come on, you pubbies all say you are worried about deficits LOL..
Do it for gabby and the little ones...
We need a total ban on suicides.
The question is: Should firearm suicides be placed in the same category with other gun homicides?
I almost forgot the guy I knew who tried to blow his brains out.
Too drunk and only managed to take half of his face off.
Note gray area was this prediction, not actual numbers.
I watched part of her testimony yesterday, but do I even have to guess that not once did she mention the REAL reason she was shot, namely that liberals constantly insist that the mentally ill be allowed to wander the streets even after they pose threats to other people like Mr. Jared Lee Loughner whose own classmates were afraid he was going to shoot them well BEFORE he ever shot Gabby?
If I remember right, the teacher was having a hard time getting that nut even out of his classroom never mind getting him into a psych ward where he belonged. And of course what does he do? What all those people expected him to do: He killed people.
It’s like here in New York city, in the late 90s Rudy Guiliani tried to get all the wackos wandering the street involuntarily committed but armed guard protected millionaire leftists like Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins organized mass protests against this whereas Rudy caved in, so now to this day we still got wackos wandering the streets killing people, like these two lovely individuals:
Both perps seen talking to themselves before. Thank you liberals, and this is two examples just from the past month alone. Oh yes and there was also 2 other individuals who were pushed but survived so in essence we have FOUR people pushed onto subway tracks by wackos in only one month. Thank you Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins for serving your city so well, not that they ever have to take the subway themselves.
I have attempted suicide several times, almost exclusively with pills. The attempts were serious enough to have given me a stroke and complete kidney failure. Just bad luck in being successful, I guess.
The point is, after the first attempt, I was on some sort of list that rendered me permanently unable to purchase a firearm, and I’m way too burnt out on hospital visits and shrinks to attempt anything again. So, in this limited instance, I guess should be thankful to not have access to guns.
I hope you find the strength to resist that sort of thing in the future.
You really have no idea what it does to those that love you.
I know this first hand, as my mother was one of which I speak.
even after 30 years, it is still devastating to me
“Oh-h Gabby like guns. See Gabby smile!”
What’s with the rear sight? I’d smile too if I had an AK with either a huge periscope or a vertical rocket launcher.
It would be very instructive to have stats breaking down the 11,101 homicides into self-defense versus murder, then how many of the “murders” were criminals killing each other. CDC/gov’t is unlikely to reveal this directly, but I wonder if something can be deduced from DOJ/FBI crime stats.
No suicides were reported with rounds 11-30, in fact, round one was the round preferred by the majority of all suicide planners.
My preference would be round 30 but only after I got 29 liberal politicial pricks.
I would substitute the word”Carelessness”for”Accidental Discharge”!
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