Guns v. Prescription Drugs in 2010

In 2010: 8,775 firearm related Murders. [FBI] 31,672 total firearm related deaths. [CDC] (Includes the 8,775 above) 61% of those were suicides (19,392). There were 12,280 non-suicide related firearm deaths. Compared to 38,329 total drug overdose deaths. (CDC statistics from Associated Press) 22,134 were prescription drugs. (opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin contributed in 3 out … Read more

Obama, Illinois and Handguns

If Obama is so worried about Illinois and guns, why doesn’t he point out that in 2011 only 0.2% of all Illinois murders (452) involved a rifle of any kind when he’s pushing for a new ‘assault weapons’ ban? (the total number for the year being 1) Only 2.6% of all U.S. murders in 2011 … Read more