OT: Americans love their guns

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Thu Aug 28 23:04:54 CEST 2003

Richard Wesley wrote:
> In article <Qlo3b.7388$n94.4843 at fed1read04>,
>  midnight at warm-summer-night.net (falling star) wrote:
> > Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
> > LotLE> 
> > LotLE> USA automobile deaths are ^43k/year
> > LotLE> USA gun-related deaths are ~29k/year
> > 
> > Where did you get your number?   29k a year???  Don't believe it.  I
> > would guess the number to be somewhere in the 1000 to 2000 range.
> US murders with firearms were 8,259 in 1999, ranked #4 in the world.  

There is a difference between 'murders with firearms' and
'gun-related deaths'.


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