Re: Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School
A few more intersting facts.
How does the number of murders committed with firearms compare to the number of suicides committed with firearms?
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2011 there were 19,766 suicides committed with firearms and 11,101 homicides committed with firearms.
What percentage of murders are committed by people using guns?
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, in 2011 firearms were used in 68 percent of the nationís murders, 41 percent of robberies, and 21 percent of aggravated assaults.
32% of the nations murders, and 59% of the nations robberies were conducted without firearms. There are many ways to kill and guns are only one.
This is from an MSNBC article from this morning.
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