Weapon data in the United States reached its highest level in 40 years, according to the WONDER database of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2017 Nearly 40,000 According to the data, people killed in the US were based on gun violence. By contrast, fewer than 29,000 deaths had occurred in 1999 in firearms incidents.
Last year saw some of the deadliest mass shootings in US history. In October 2017, an armed man opened fire on an audience of 22,000 concertgoers in Las Vegas. 58 people were killed and almost 500 injured. The following month, an armed man in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas killed 25 people and one unborn child.
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Of the 40,000 firearms deaths recorded in 2017, more than a third were killings, while CDC claims more than half were suicides. With 14 deaths per 100,000 people, white men had the highest proportion of firefighter suicide deaths. Black men were responsible for most firearms deaths.
According to the CDC, nearly 500 rifle casualties were unintentional, while 553 "contributed to legal interventions and warfare."
The National Rifle Association responded to CDC data
"The facts are clear," wrote the NRA. "Weapons control laws are not the answer, and if we want to prevent more horrific acts of violence, our leaders must stop demonizing the @NRA men and women and find solutions that can save lives."
"The facts are clear: Weapons control laws are not an answer – if we want to prevent more horrific acts of violence, our leaders must stop demonizing the @NRA men and women and find solutions that can save lives."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also gave up the report, saying, "What's wrong with us? This is not a problem we should ever have, let alone one that gets worse. "
Former US MEP Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz The CDC says," She remembers how many lives our gunfire crisis each one Year changes – and why so many Americans ask for action.
In a statement, Giffords condemned Congress for refusing to "debate policies that we know would save lives," while the death toll from shootings still escalated BMJ Evidence-based Medicine tha The completed deaths led to a decline in life expectancy by 2.48 years from 2000 to 2016.