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    This was posted as an answer to a newspaper article calling for more gun control. Unfortunetlysources for the data were not identified.

    “The firearm accident death rate has decreased 94 percent since the all-time high in 1904. The annual number of such accidents has decreased 80 percent since 1930, while the U.S. population has more than doubled and the number of firearms has quintupled. Among children, such accidents have decreased 90% since 1975. Today, the odds are more than a million to one, against a child in the U.S. dying in a firearm accident.”


    “Firearms are involved in 0.5% of accidental deaths nationally, compared to motor vehicles (37%), poisoning (22%), falls (17%), suffocation (5%), drowning (2.9%), fires (2.5%), medical mistakes (1.7%), environmental factors (1.3%), and pedal cycles (0.7%). Among children: motor vehicles (41%), suffocation (21%), drowning (15%), fires (8%), pedal cycles (2%), poisoning (2%), falls (1.9%), environmental factors (1.5%), firearms (1.1%) and medical mistakes (1%).”

    When in danger you can dial 911 and hope for the police to arrive a few minutes later armed with guns.
    Why do police carry guns?

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    Flipper wrote:
    This was posted as an answer to a newspaper article calling for more gun control. Unfortunetlysources for the data were not identified.

    “The firearm accident death rate has decreased 94 percent since the all-time high in 1904. The annual number of such accidents has decreased 80 percent since 1930, while the U.S. population has more than doubled and the number of firearms has quintupled. Among children, such accidents have decreased 90% since 1975. Today, the odds are more than a million to one, against a child in the U.S. dying in a firearm accident.”


    “Firearms are involved in 0.5% of accidental deaths nationally, compared to motor vehicles (37%), poisoning (22%), falls (17%), suffocation (5%), drowning (2.9%), fires (2.5%), medical mistakes (1.7%), environmental factors (1.3%), and pedal cycles (0.7%). Among children: motor vehicles (41%), suffocation (21%), drowning (15%), fires (8%), pedal cycles (2%), poisoning (2%), falls (1.9%), environmental factors (1.5%), firearms (1.1%) and medical mistakes (1%).”
    Looks about right on to me
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    Flipper wrote:
    The firearm accident death rate has decreased 94 percent since the all-time high in 1904. The annual number of such accidents has decreased 80 percent since 1930, while the U.S. population has more than doubled and the number of firearms has quintupled.
    I cannot imagine a presentation of 1904 data that I would believe, and only slightly less so for 1930.

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    Much to be gleaned from the Uniform Crime Report.
    http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

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    The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.

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    The UCR information is quite revealing in one regard. In 2008 41 law enforcement officers were killed by felonious gunfire. In that same year 68 were killed accidentally. 52 of those accidents involved a vehicle. 41 by firearms. 52 by car. Automobiles pose a much greater threat to officer safety than guns.

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    http://www.gunfacts.info/ is a good place to look if you haven't done that already.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

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