What is No.1 Cause of Preventable Deaths in US?
Will tighter gun control laws actually help prevent mass murders? If no guns were available legally, would James Holmes have rigged and set off 5-10 gasoline or chemical bombs in the Aurora theater? Possibly trapping all patrons inside resulting in even greater casualties? In cities where gun control is strictest, why is the murder rate with hand guns so much higher?
Laws only stop the law abiding citizens. Criminals will always be criminals, always find a way.
Blaming guns for murder is like blaming forks for obesity. ~R. Limbaugh
Alcohol Related Deaths in the U.S.
Alcohol is linked to 75,000 U.S. deaths a year. Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year and shortens the lives of these people by an average of 30 years, suggested a U.S. government study.
Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States after tobacco use and poor eating and exercise habits.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the study, estimated that 34,833 people in 2001 died from cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and other diseases linked to drinking too much beer, wine and spirits.
Another 40,933 died from car crashes and other mishaps caused by excessive alcohol use.
Car Accident Related Deaths in the U.S.
Car Crash Stats: There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2010. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars.
2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States — one death every 13 minutes.
In 2009 there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42,643 people were killed in auto accidents.
In 2002, there were an estimated 6,316,000 car accidents in the USA. There were about 2.9 million injuries and 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002.
There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000.
There were about 3.2 million injuries and 41,821 people were killed in auto accidents in 20
Smoking Related Deaths in the U.S.
More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined
Cigarette smoking causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year.1,6 Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following:1
- 443,000 smoking relate deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
- 49,400 deaths per year from secondhand smoke exposure
- 269,655 smoking related deaths annually among men
- 173,940 smoking relate deaths annually among women
Gun Related Deaths in the U.S.
Gun-related violence is most common in poor urban areas and in conjunction with gang violence, often involving juveniles or young adults.
In 2010 – the latest year for which detailed statistics are available – there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those, 8,775 deaths were caused by firearms.
In all areas of the United States where gun laws are less strict, the crime rate is the among the LOWEST. In one town in Georgie, homeowners are REQUIRED to possess a gun. The crime rate in that city is lowest in the United States.
So before we restrict guns and make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain a firearm, we better first outlaw tobacco, alcohol and motor vehicles.
Guns don’t kill people, People kill people!