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    How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    That information is surprisingly hard to come by. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, for example, has a tally atop its website of “people shot in America.” That number, though, is an estimate, based on the number of gun injuries and deaths recorded by the CDC in 2008 and 2009, the most recent years for which statistics are available. It seems shocking that when guns are in the headlines every day, there’s no one attempting to create a real-time chronicle of the deaths attributable to guns in the United States.

    Well, someone is. Since this summer, the anonymous creator of the Twitter feed @GunDeaths has been doing his best to compile those statistics, tweeting every reported death he can find. He was inspired, he told us in a phone interview, by the Aurora, Colo., shootings and simply wanted to call daily attention to the toll that guns take. Now Slate is partnering with @GunDeaths to create this interactive feature, “Gun Deaths in America Since Newtown.”
    Gun-death tally: Every American gun death since Newtown Sandy Hook shooting (INTERACTIVE). - Slate Magazine
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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    Why, none, Ahso. Surely you know that.

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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    How many have been saved by them is probably more important.

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    I'd like to remember to keep a running total.
    When I started this thread yesterday the number was 393

    Today - 409
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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    Quote Originally Posted by halfway View Post
    How many have been saved by them is probably more important.
    Do you think the number of lives saved since Dec 14 exceeds the 409 lives lost ? Thats like saying taking preventative medication is more important than eradicating malaria
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    How many alcohol related deaths occur each year

    I wonder how many in your tally involved alcohol?
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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    Quote Originally Posted by flopstock View Post
    How many alcohol related deaths occur each year

    I wonder how many in your tally involved alcohol?
    Why don't you research it if you're curious and get back to us with something of substance?

    ETA: Meanwhile, your link is completely irrelevant and your excuse is transparent.
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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    Alcohol Use and Health
    There are approximately 80,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States.1 This makes excessive alcohol use the 3r d leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation.2 Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.3 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually, or an average of about 30 years of potential life lost for each death.1 In 2006, there were more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking.3 The economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption in 2006 were estimated at $223.5 billion.3
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    OK, I misread the question about alcohol abuse and firearms and just supplied general stats of alcohol abuse.
    Last edited by tude dog; 01-03-2013 at 10:02 AM. Reason: correction, misread the question

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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    Why don't you research it if you're curious and get back to us with something of substance?

    ETA: Meanwhile, your link is completely irrelevant and your excuse is transparent.
    Unnecessarily rude.

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    Re: How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

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    Isn't just one death too many?

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