April 22, 2007

An interesting look at gun fatalities in the USA

The NY Times has a great chart that shows firearms fatalities grouped by type for a given age of victim. Some interesting bits pop up:

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I knew that the majority of the “Children's Deaths” were due to gang activity (as the proponents of Gun Control use the age of 21 as a cut-off point for their “Children's” definition. Didn't realize that 25 old white farts were eating a pistol every day.

Posted by DaveH at April 22, 2007 08:42 PM | TrackBack
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Also notice that there is no group "legal self-defensive shooting."

Nothing indicates if they're grouping 'shooting an armed intruder' under 'homicides' or under 'accidents or legal police action.'

My guess is 'homicides,' so I'm a cynic. ;)

Posted by: Al at April 23, 2007 11:14 AM