The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) death statistics for 2010 show that Americans are 51 times more likely to die an accidental poisoning death versus an accidental shooting death.
The raw figures show there were 600 accidental shooting deaths in 2010, yet there were 30,781 accidental poisoning deaths in that same year. There were 554 accidental shooting deaths in 2009 vs. 31,758 accidental poisoning deaths and 592 accidental shooting deaths in 2008 vs. 31,116 accidental poisoning deaths.
Moreover, the CDC shows that Americans are approximately 10 times as likely to die from accidental suffocation vs. an accidental shooting and almost 6 times more likely to die via accidental drowning (non-boating related) than accidental shooting.
Yet Michael Bloomberg and his gun control groups spend untold amounts of money running ads and conducting studies on the danger posed by “accidental shootings” in the US.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seizes on the accidental discharge of a firearm by someone carrying a gun concealed and argues that retailers should ban guns as a result. And Everytown for Gun Safety seizes on a child’s accidental firearm-related death to push more gun control for parents.
All the while, Americans of all ages are 51 times more likely to die from accidental poisoning than accidental shooting, and children–specifically children under the age of 10–are more likely to die from accidental drowning or burning than accidental shootings.
On January 31, Breitbart News reported that CDC stats showed children under the age of 10 were killed in accidental burn-related deaths more than seven times more often than in accidental shootings and were killed in accidental drowning deaths 16 times more often than in accidental shootings.
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