Liberal Media and Gun-Grabbers Ignore Latest CDC Report – It Doesn’t Fit Their Narrative
The Center For Disease Control has released a detailed report regarding causes of death, using data from 2013. The report was released on February 16th, and nearly a week later, no mention of it by Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety, which is the research and PAC wing of his gun control efforts.
There’s a reason for the silence. They don’t want you to know that gun related homicide doesn’t even crack the top 15 causes of death in America.
They don’t want you to know that you’re more likely to die by slipping and falling down a staircase than by an “accidental” discharge. Everytown likes to make “gun violence” out to be a “women’s issue”, but they don’t want you to know that men are nearly seven times more likely to die from someone using a gun in a homicide than women are.
Here are some of the many takeaways from the new report:
Firearm related deaths totaled 33,636 in 2013. Of those, 21,175 were suicide, 505 were accidental discharges, and 11,208 were assault related (homicide). There were 516 “legal intervention” deaths, but the report does not specify how many those were firearm related.
Not even the CDC considers “gun violence” to be its own category.
The top 15 causes of death, in order, are:
- Heart disease – 611,105
- Malignant neoplasms (cancer) – 584,881
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases – 149,205
- Accidents (unintentional injuries) – 130,557
- Cerebrovascular diseases (I don’t even know what that means) – 128,978
- Alzheimer’s – 84,767
- Diabetes – 75,578
- Flu and pneumonia – 56,979
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (sounds like a metal band) – 47,112
- Suicide – 41,149
- Septicemia (I think this is an alien race on Star Trek) – 38,156
- Liver disease & cirrhosis – 36,427
- Hypertension – 30,770
- Parkinson’s – 25,196
- Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids 18,579