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gun deaths down, gun violence up

Well, this is interesting. It's often said that gun homicides have been going down, so gun violence is a decreasing problem. https://news.vice.com/article/gun-deaths-have-plummeted-in-the-us-but-that-doesnt-mean-theres-less-gun-violence?utm_source=vicefbus says gun violence has actually stalled; the fall in deaths is due to increasing medical care. I have a data source I check with ( http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/nfirates2001.html ); it only covers 2001-2013, but lets you zoom in on various factors -- and yes, it has non-fatal injuries from gun assaults *increasing* over the period. Possibly modest increases in suicide and "legal intervention" injuries too, though it's hard to tell. Possibly a decrease in accidental deaths, or a decrease then increase, I didn't check every year.

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