Gun deaths greater than car deaths in 10 states

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    To set the record straight I am not a proponent of strict gun control. And yes this report is from what I perceive is an anti gun lobby. But the data is from the CDC.

    Saying that, this information was startling from 2009. Part of the reason is the vehicular safety measures taken by the car manufacturers and in fact since 2006 deaths in vehicular crashes have been on the decline.

    Several of these gun deaths were accidents, hunting accidents, accidental discharges and such. Many of these could have been avoided if proper gun handling or storage of guns had been practiced.

    VPC - The Violence Policy Center - Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in 10 States in 2009 New Analysis Shows (5/22/2012)
     
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    Firearms safety and education is critical.

    If there's only one rule to always remember, it's to assume that all guns are loaded at all times.
     
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    I find this very surprising. I thought motor vehicle deaths were much more widespread. It's not really a matter of gun deaths being high.
     
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    more than half of those gun deaths are suicides.
     
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    Come on... You don't want to skew the gun grabbers data with that little gem.
     
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    who the fuck is trying to grab your gun?
     
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    yep, the majority of suicide attempts are dramatic pleas for attention.

    One though who has made the decision to commit suicide will do so regardless of method. The gun related suicides chose gun rather than overdose, hanging, jumping or otherwise.
     
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    Come on, b and p are not even close on the keyboard.
     
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    is grap even a word? Whether it is or, isn't... Best not try to "grap" my firearms.
     
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    Very true. The most important firearms safety device is between the ears.
     

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