Nationally, you are 163 times more likely to die from poisoning than by a firearm accident — in Florida, the number is 470 times.
You are 76 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than a firearm accident.
According to the National Rifle Association, in the United States since 1930:
- The population has significantly more than DOUBLED,
- The number of privately owned firearms has more than SEXTUPLED,
- And the annual number of accidental firearms deaths has DECREASED 83%.
Every year, the NRA releases its Firearms Accidents Fact sheet. The latest was sent out today.
It is an incredible resource for every gun owner.
The data offers fantastic talking points, and it shows that although the number of firearms in this country has grown exponentially, gun owners have never been safer.
I hope you uses this fact sheet.
It offers undeniable proof that we’re a safe community.