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#WhateverItTakes 16

Today is Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Everytown for Gun Safety’s #WhateverItTakes “Day of Action.” TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia are playing their part, sending us their #WhateverItTakes pro-gun selfies. To participate, click here to download the poster, fill-it with your opinion, snap a selfie (guns welcome) and send it to [email protected] with FEELINGS (all caps) in the subject bar. Meanwhile, click here to check out our #WhateverItTakes Facebook album.

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  1. Guess I need to make a poster. Just did a bit of work on these to put the 32 deaths per day from guns in perspective. Daily deaths (2013 CDC figures) from:

    All causes: 7,115
    Other than accidental deaths (diseases such as cancer, heart disease, etc.): 6757 (just under 95% of all deaths)
    ALL accidental deaths: 358 (5%)
    Firearm related accidental deaths: 1.38 (under 2/100ths of 1%)
    ALL suicides: 113 (just under 1.6%)
    Suicides without a gun: 55 (just under 8/10th of 1%)
    Suicides with a gun: 58 (just over 8/10ths of 1%)
    ALL Homicides: 44 (just over 6/10ths of 1%)
    Not gun related homicides: 13 (Just under 2/10ths of 1%)
    Gun related homicides: 31 (just under 4.4/10ths of 1%)

    Some obvious rounding issues due to some of the extremely small numbers on some of these causes of death. But I think everyone gets the picture. How can some of these numbers be put into perspective on a sign or a campaign to show the hypocrisy of the Anti-Gun Crowd focusing so much on restrictive gun laws?


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