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Since Sandy Hook, an American kid under 12 has died by a gun every other day

by Mike Brunker and Polly DeFrank (excerpted from MSNBC.com) There are at least 554 reasons to ask whether American children are safer from gun violence today than they were three years ago, when the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s how many kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots — both intentional and accidental — since

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CDC: Most distinctive cause of death in Tennessee is accidental discharge of a firearm

Reposted from The Washington Post – May 14, 2015 The most distinctive cause of death in New York and Connecticut was “inflammatory diseases of female pelvic organs.” In Maine and a handful of others, it was the flu. That’s according to data from 2001 to 2010 rounded up in a new paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and

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