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Sat May 28, 2022, 03:24 PM

From NPR: 12 stats to help inform the gun control debate

100
Number of people killed by guns in the U.S., every day

12
Number of children who die every day from gun violence in the U.S.

950
School shootings since Sandy Hook, including 27 school shootings so far this year.

18 to 21
Peak ages for violent offending with firearms

8 million
Number of AR-15s and its variations in circulation

9 in 10
Number of people who will die after attempting suicide with a gun

98
Percentage of mass shooters who are men

89
Percentage of gun owners who favor preventing the "mentally ill" from purchasing guns

77
Percentage of gun owners who favor background checks at private sales and gun shows

54
Percentage of gun deaths that are suicides; 43% are murders

79
Percentage of murders that involved a firearm

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Sat May 28, 2022, 03:28 PM

1. Good info. So 3% of deaths are accidental...I'm guessing

Thanks. Rec’d

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Sat May 28, 2022, 03:40 PM

2. Bookmarked. Thanks.

Is NPR the single source for these?

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2022, 04:31 PM

3. I think there are many more than 8 million.

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Sat May 28, 2022, 04:43 PM

4. So, men shouldn't be allowed to own firearms? nt

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Sat May 28, 2022, 05:52 PM

5. That's what you got from this, eh....

wow...

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