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    Gun Control Charts!

    Gun Control Charts!

    There is a fascinating discussion of gun control at Eudaimonia blog.

    I don’t know who the author is, but the really, really loooong A Few Thoughts On Gun Control is well worth the read.

    It is chock full of interesting images and charts like this one:

    and this

    and this

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    Last line, if you’re born today you stand a 27.8% chance of being killed in the womb. Time to outlaw abortion, it’s for the children.

    http://eudaimoniabygrace.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/a-few-thoughts-on-gun-control/

    So to put death by firearm violence in perspective, given murder by firearms occurs at a rate of 3.6 per 100,000 people and using the death rates from the CDC: you are almost 1.0 x as likely to die from intestinal infections, 1.0 x as likely to die from a perinatal condition, 1.5 x as likely to die from alcoholic liver disease, 1.6 x as likely to die from choking on your food, 2.0 x as likely to die from Parkinson’s, 2.3 x as likely to die from an alcohol-induced event, 2.4 x as likely to fall to your death, 2.4 x as likely to die from high blood pressure, 2.9 x as likely to die from respiratory diseases, 2.9 x as likely to die from drug-induced mortality, 3.0 x as likely to die from liver failure and cirrhosis, 3.0 x as likely to die in a car wreck, 3.0 x as likely to be accidentally poisoned or exposed to noxious substances, 3.2 x as likely to die from septicemia, 3.4 x as likely to kill yourself, 3.9 x as likely to die from kidney failure, 4.8 x as likely to die from the flu and/or pneumonia, 6.5 x as likely to die from Diabetes, 7.6 x as likely to die from Alzheimer’s, 8.0 x as likely to die from a medical error, 10.9 x as likely to die in an accident, 11.5 x as likely to die from cerebrovascular disease, 12.8 x as likely to die from chronic lower respiratory disease, 16.2 x as likely to die from other heart diseases, 25.8 x as likely to die from all other diseases, 51.3 x as likely to die from a malignant neoplasm (cancer), 77.2 x as likely to die from major cardiovascular disease, and if you were to be born today, you would be approximately 27.8 times as likely to be killed before you even leave the womb.


       
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      Henry Hawkins in reply to 4fun. | January 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Point taken, but you might want to reword your opening, which doesn’t make sense:

      “Last line, if you’re born today you stand a 27.8% chance of being killed in the womb.”

      If you’re born today, haven’t you already survived the possiblity of abortion?

      Yes, yes, a small thing, but small things can hurt. Ask Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, et al.


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | January 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I say that international charts for most things are iffy. They are too easily manipulated – for example on the 2nd chart here the years are all over the place & I notice. The column is ‘Handguns banned ‘.

    Every nation has a right to ban / limit whatever guns they like , USA included . Quite likely the various states or provinces in all have sub regulations.

    The political & social factors might even include an ongoing civil war. for example Russia had Grozny ongoing & separatist Muslim insurgencies. Beslam was. A 300+ spike in one incident – us the resulting Russian revenge assassinations across the land – most likely highly targeted.

    Byelorussii was in a very bad state of disarray in 99 , reeling from the mini dictator & the spillover Yeltsin Mafia. Just like the USA may become – there was a real fight for power waged between parties fighting for control of the country’s assets.

    Gun crimes really need ALL guns & include serious injuries eg damage to organs – we can all live with surface or fat wounds. Here it must be noted the very much improved chances of survival in advanced medical care . The prime example is Gabrielle Giffords but any major city hospital lowers the death rate.

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    BannedbytheGuardian | January 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Fast forward to 2011 – Norway got 77 stone cold dead in one afternoon.

    Just an example of political or cultural motivated shootings can manage. It would take a long time for modern Norwegians to get that annoyed at individual young socialists .

    Not that Norwegians were a peaceful lot with their swords .77 in an Argo was piddling.


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