Under Trump Regime, Gun Deaths Hit a 20-Year High
The CDC’s Wonder database shows that in 2017, 39,773 people in the US lost their lives at the point of a gun, marking the onward march of firearm fatalities in a country renowned for its lax approach to gun controls. When adjusted for age fluctuations, that represents a total of 12 deaths per 100,000 people – up from 10.1 in 2010 and the highest rate since 1996.
What that bare statistic represents in terms of human tragedy is most starkly reflected when set alongside those of other countries. According to a recent study from the Jama Network, it compares with rates of 0.2 deaths per 100,000 people in Japan, 0.3 in the UK, 0.9 in Germany and 2.1 in Canada.
Jama found that just six countries in the world are responsible for more than half of all 250,000 gun deaths a year around the globe. The US is among those six, together with Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala.
Ohio’s gun-death rate in 2017 was the highest since state-by-state numbers were compiled beginning in 1999, according to new figures released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of the 1,589 gun deaths in Ohio last year, 918 were by suicide, and 621 were homicides. In addition, 19 people died in accidental shootings, and 21 died from “legal intervention” — shootings by police. Ten gun deaths were unclassified.
Ohio’s homicide gun rate of 5.3 deaths per 100,000 residents last year was its highest in recent years; the number of deaths was 64 more than the prior high, in 2016 (4.8 deaths per 100,000 residents).
Also, Ohio’s homicide gun-death rate was 18 percent higher than national rate of 4.5 deaths per 100,000.
The fewest gun homicides on record in Ohio occurred in 2000, when 253 people were killed, a rate of 2.2 deaths per 100,000 residents. The rate has more than doubled since.
Just to give you a sense of proportion,
The total gun death rate surpassed the car crash death rate of 11.9 per 100,000 people, as the rate of car crash deaths has steadily decreased while the gun death rate has increased over the years.
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So add Shooting Gallery America to the magnificent accomplishments of failed steak entrepreneur Donald J. Trump: we’re seeing 21st century gun deaths like we’ve never seen before! Thank you, Donald!