CDC Statistics

I’ve been looking for site with this data for a while.

It turns out that the Center for Disease Control has a searchable database for all injury-related statistics in the United States. Just to be fair–so that no one can object to my tailoring the data–I compared ALL gun-related deaths with ALL automobile-related deaths. That means murders, accidents, suicides, everything, for both categories.

2005 is the latest year currently available; that year, there were 30,694 gun related deaths. That’s terrible, of course… but there were also 45,520 automobile-related deaths. That’s 50% more automobile-related deaths than gun-related deaths. Given that gun ownership is protected by the U. S. Constitution, but car ownership isn’t, that makes anti-gun lobbyists fairly hypocritical. If they were really interested in saving lives, they would be lobbying against the unprotected CARS first.

Always remember: gun control isn’t about guns. It’s about control.

4 responses to “CDC Statistics

  1. The statistics are even more relevant when you consider that those 30,694 deaths include cases of police officers, and indeed armed citizens, lawfully using firearms in self-defense. The number also includes suicides. Consequently, the number deaths attributable to “accidental” and criminal/negligent activity is much smaller.

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