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    Postak Firearm Accident Fatalities at an All-Time Low

    Data recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that in 2008, the number and per capita rate of firearm accident deaths fell to an all-time low. There were 592 firearm accident deaths (0.19 such accidents per 100,000 population) in 2008, as compared to 613 accidents (.20 per 100,000) in 2007. In 2008, the chance of a child dying in a firearm accident was roughly one in a million.

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    Thanks for posting that. It is interesting, if a bit puzzling.

    There may be other reasons, but it seems to me that even though more and more guns are being sold, fewer and fewer people actually shoot them.
    No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. ~Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns 50

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    Possibly, more responsible gun owners carring and more crooks knowing that fact. HUMMM very possible!

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