Gun Deaths In America

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

FiveThirtyEight presents a rather reasonable infographic depicting gun deaths in America, which are mostly suicides, then homicides, with a few accidents, and notes that while the common element is a gun, the causes are very different, and that means the solutions must be, too.

Gun Suicides, Homicides, and Accidents


  1. David Foster says:

    ‘The common element is a gun”

    The common element is a gun because they defined it that way, they’re only considering killings, suicides, and accidents that involve a gun…so this is merely a tautology.

    A more intellectually-honest analysis would have looked at killing, suicides, etc, regardless of the weapon/implement involved. I guess people stabbed to death, or run over purposefully by vehicles, don’t matter, since they don’t contribute to the desired narrative.

  2. Tim says:

    Agree with David. Pile up a million guns and randomly select a group of a million people. Now leave each group alone. I bet the people kill other people before the guns do.

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