Monday, July 18, 2011

NC's well regulated militia

Monday numbers | NC Policy Watch with Fitzsimon & Schofield

Image via NC Policy Watch

6—number of days between deaths of a North Carolina child seventeen or younger killed by a gun in a homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting. (NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 2006)

12—number of times higher the firearm death rate in the U.S. for children 14 and younger is higher than the combined rate in 25 other modern industrialized nations. (North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, National Center for Injury Control & Prevention, 2003)

22—number of times that guns kept in the home for self-protection are more likely to kill a family member or friend than to kill an assailant in self-defense. (North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Kellerman, Journal, Trauma, 1998))

1,126—number of North Carolinians who died from gun violence in 2005. (Office of the NC Chief Medical Examiner, 2006)
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