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Gun-related deaths reached 40-year peak 2017, found CDC studies

A new study showed that gun-related deaths achieved an all-time high in 201 7 with nearly 40,000 killed by either murder or suicide.(atf.gov) Gun-related deaths in the United States last year reached their highest score in 40 years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database. By 2017, nearly 40,000 people were killed by gun-related incidents in the United States, according to the data. By contrast, gun-related incidents amounted to less than 29,000 deaths in 1999. Last year, some of the deadliest recordings in US history marked. In October 2017, a gun fired a Las Vegas crowd of 22,000 concert guests, killed 58 and injured nearly 500. The following month, a gunfighter killed 25 people and unborn children at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. MARYLAND'S GOP GOVERNOR INVESTIGATES THE SUPPORT OF THE NRA AFTER GUN LAWS Of the 40,000 recorded gun-related deaths in 2017, more than a third were homicides while more than half were suicides, according to CDC data. At 14 deaths per 100,000 persons, white men represented the highest proportion of suicide killings with firearms. Black men responded to most firearms of fatalities. Almost 500 weapons were inadvertent, according to the CDC, while 553 "contributed to legal intervention and acts of war". The National Rifle Association responded to the CDC data, delimiting the benefits of more gun control, in a Twitter message. "The facts are clear," wrote the NRA. "Weapons Control Teams are not the answer. If we want to prevent more terrible…

Gun-related deaths in the United States last year reached their highest score in 40 years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database.

By 2017, nearly 40,000 people were killed by gun-related incidents in the United States, according to the data. By contrast, gun-related incidents amounted to less than 29,000 deaths in 1999.

Last year, some of the deadliest recordings in US history marked. In October 2017, a gun fired a Las Vegas crowd of 22,000 concert guests, killed 58 and injured nearly 500. The following month, a gunfighter killed 25 people and unborn children at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

MARYLAND’S GOP GOVERNOR INVESTIGATES THE SUPPORT OF THE NRA AFTER GUN LAWS

Of the 40,000 recorded gun-related deaths in 2017, more than a third were homicides while more than half were suicides, according to CDC data. At 14 deaths per 100,000 persons, white men represented the highest proportion of suicide killings with firearms. Black men responded to most firearms of fatalities.

Almost 500 weapons were inadvertent, according to the CDC, while 553 “contributed to legal intervention and acts of war”.

The National Rifle Association responded to the CDC data, delimiting the benefits of more gun control, in a Twitter message.

“The facts are clear,” wrote the NRA. “Weapons Control Teams are not the answer. If we want to prevent more terrible acts of violence, our leaders must stop demonizing @NRAs men and women and find solutions that will save lives.”

“The facts are clear: weapons control laws are not the answer. If we want to prevent more terrible acts of violence, our leaders must stop demonizing the men and women of @NRA and find solutions that will save lives.”

– National Rifle Association

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also weighed in on the report, retorting: “What’s wrong with us? This is no problem we should have, not to mention an exacerbation.”

Former US rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., Who has been an outspoken advocate of gun control since he shot his head and almost lost his life in 2011, said CDC’s data “reminds us how many lives our war violence crisis changes every year – and why so many Americans rises to demanding action. “

In a statement, Gifford’s lambasted congress to refuse” debate politics we know would help save lives “, while shot-related deaths rise escalating.

New York Daily News on Sunday quotes a study from BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine that completed pistol death accounted for a total reduction in life span 2.48 years from 2000 to 2016.

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