Mudcat Café message #4002757 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #4002757
Posted By: SPB-Cooperator
31-Jul-19 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Two things emerge from stats that surprise me:

(1) Accidental gun deaths are less than 500, were popular believe is that this figure is much higher. Is this a myth propagated by NRA to justify their branding?
(2) Murders by what should be the only legitimate firearm owning - shotguns (eg for protecting livestock and protecting people from dangerous animals) is less than 300.