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Gun deaths. Always with the gun deaths... As I said, you wouldn't have any "studies" to post if you kept to your word about avoiding them. Still, it's funny that they are willing to show that "gun deaths" are decreasing, so they have to fall back on "gap" (kind of like how they have to do when the poor have more money than they used to). For some reason they are showing "gun deaths" as being lower than "gun homicides". I don't know how that works out. Even funnier still is that their conclusion that the "gap" is increasing is incorrect. Even by their own numbers and selective omissions of certain OECD counties that blow the narrative, they are still showing a 0.1 decrease in "gun deaths" in the USA, and a 0.1 decrease in "gun deaths" for these select "other" counties- meaning the "gap" is the same. That's why they had to dig a little deeper and say "but the percentage difference is bigger", but of course that's not what "gap" means.Mike, then you come in with your "no corresponding increase in overall homicide rate" tag showing that you didn't even pay attention to the numbers they presented. "Gun homicides" have decreased along with overall murders. The only thing that has increased is suicides, and correspondently "gun suicides". Even gun accidental deaths have decreased despite the rise in carry movement, which is a fantastic sign, because the carry movement leads to many more opportunities for accidents. This points to increased dillegence in the gun safety culture. And by "gun safety" I mean actual gun safety, not you guys.
I know I'm not a statistical genius, but shouldn't total gun deaths be the sum of the subsets of various gun homicides? For example, when you look at the CDC's numbers for gun deaths in 2010, you get this,Accidental deaths .2/100kHomicides 3.59/100kSuicides 6.26/100kTotal US gun deaths 10.26/100k Perhaps someone can explain how the study used in the Everytown rag gets a suicide rate larger than the total US gun death rate.
TS and SSG beat me to it. Ah--the "gun control" zealots show off their math skills: 3.6+6.3+0.2=2.7Don't let them set gun policy, and don't let them do your accounting, either.