Monday, October 15, 2012

Tighter gun control to save lives? Bahaha

I did a little 5 minute Google research on gun control.  Here is what I found:

The majority of gun related deaths - 11,000 or 31,000 - I'm finding different numbers on different websites, are suicides.  Over half.  That leaves about 15,000 murders tops.  

Now let's take a look at second hand smoking deaths/year in the US:  Between 50,000 - 60,000.  These are people that do not smoke, but die from other people smoking around them.  3-5 times more than those killed by guns!!  If we as a country want to discuss how to reduce killing people, we should start here, not gun control.  Also, drunk driving deaths around 12,000.  And now Washington, Colorado, and Oregon voting to legalize marijuana?  This will only add to the "under the influence" driving deaths and inhaling smoke related deaths.  We are moving backwards.

Not to mention the amount of people that commit suicide by tobacco will reach 1 billion by the end of the century.

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