Guns still plague America like an incurable social disease – and Congress does nothing about it
The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence says an average of more than 100,000 people are shot in the U.S. every year, averaging 289 per day, of which 86 die, 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is shot in a police intervention. Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 335,609 people died from guns in America — more than the population of St. Louis.
Handguns were used in 72.5% of our murders and manslaughter incidents in 2011; 4.1% with shotguns; 3.8% with rifles; 18.5% with unspecified firearms. Knives and other cutting instruments were used in 13.3% of homicides.
Posted on August 27, 2014 - 08:13 PM