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- Almost 2/3 of all murders in the United States involve guns.
- The CDC Injury Prevention and Control Center notes that suicide firearm injuries were the 4th leading cause of injury deaths in the US in 2006. Motor vehicle accident injuries were the first leading cause of injury death in that year, followed by unintentional poisonings (2nd leading cause) and unintentional falls.
- Among U.S. suicide deaths in 2007, firearms were used most often (50.7%), followed by hanging/strangulation/suffocation (23.1%) and intentional poisonings (18.8%).
- Males most often committed suicide with firearms (56%), whereas females most often used poison (40.8%) followed closely by firearms (31.9%).
- In 2007, homicide by firearms occurred most often (66.1%), and in homicides of both males (71.7%) and females (46.4%). Sharp instruments were the second-most used method of homicide overall (12.1%) followed by blunt instruments (5.8%).
- Men are not only more likely than women to be the victims of gun homicides, but they are also more likely to be the perpetrators of homicides committed with a gun. However, firearm-related death rates for both sexes have decreased over the past few decades.
- African American women had the highest death rate from firearm-related injuries than women of other ethnic groups. Asian or Pacific Islanders females had the lowest rate.
- The proportion of the costs for medical treatment versus lost productivity is lower for self-inflected injuries than for assault injuries. This is because the death rate for self-inflected firearm injuries is higher than the death rate for firearm injuries due to assaults.
- In some states, gun violence widely exceeds the rest of the country. For example, from 2001 to 2010 in Louisiana, there were 18.9 gun deaths for every 100,000 people, more than six times the rate in Hawaii.
- Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms in 30 states. In most cases, the killers obtained their weapons legally.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got assassinated. His right-wing opponents just kept delegitimizing him as a “traitor” and “a Nazi” for wanting to make peace with the Palestinians and give back part of the Land of Israel. Of course, all is fair in politics, right? And they had God on their side, right? They weren’t actually telling anyone to assassinate Rabin. That would be horrible. But there are always people down the line who don’t hear the caveats. They just hear the big message: The man is illegitimate, the man is a threat to the nation, the man is the equivalent of a Nazi war criminal. Well, you know what we do with people like that, don’t you? We kill them. And that’s what the Jewish extremist Yigal Amir did to Rabin. Why not? He thought he had permission from a whole segment of Israel’s political class.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: Pope Francis made comments last week that reveal the most important single thing you need to know about the modern world: The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism. Not Christianity, and not Islam, but leftism. Leftism has taken over the world’s leading educational institutions, the world’s news media and the world’s popular entertainment, and it has influenced Christianity (and Judaism) far more than Christianity (or Judaism) has influenced anything.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill McCormick (Fitness Consultant):
Objectivity seems to be MIA in the upcoming presidential election. ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSBC to name a few seem to be using common core math to manipulate the minds of potential voters. Trump faces the firing squad for the simplest opinions while Clinton gets a free pass on perjury and lack of moral high ground. Reality says both candidates are imperfect.Evaluate them on issues(economy,jobs,immigration, security, military etc.)and accomplishments. Present as many vetted facts and then let the voter make their choice. Reporters should become reporters not cheerleaders.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***It’s hard to imagine Meryl Streep being bad at anything, but she admits she’s a terrible golfer. “I can’t do a lot of things, like golf,” Streep said during a press conference for “Florence Foster Jenkins” on Tuesday, reports Vanity Fair. “I really don’t because I tend to like things that I can do right away. If I can’t do it right away, I don’t like it.” ***It’s a boy for reconciled couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. The actors welcomed their third child, Journey River Green, on Aug. 4, E! News reported on Tuesday. ***Twerking was just the beginning. Malia Obama was caught on camera smoking “pot” at a recent concert, according to an eyewitness.
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