Friday, October 04, 2013

Weekly reminder

As of October 1, at least 8,885 people had been killed by gunfire in the US since Newtown, at least 88 of them in Massachusetts.

And, as I like to remind people every few weeks, that number is an absolute minimum based on newspaper accounts of gun-related deaths.  Many gun deaths are suicides, which are rarely reported. Including those and using the most recent CDC estimates for yearly deaths by guns in the United States, it's estimated that as of October 1, roughly 25,979 people have died from guns in the US since the Newtown shootings.

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