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Category: Guns
Posted: 04/26/18 10:38

by Dave Mindeman

Here are 15 stats ranked in order of a particular item. Can you guess what the common denominator is?

1. Alaska
2. Louisiana
3. Alabama
4. Mississippi
5. Wyoming
6. Montana
7. New Mexico
8. Missouri
9. Oklahoma
10. South Carolina
11. Arkansas
12. Tennessee
13. Kentucky
14. Nevada
15. Idaho

OK. Lots of "red" states in there. Lots of rural states. Only New Mexico and Nevada voted for a Democrat for President - but both have Republican governors.

So what makes them stand out?

They are ranked in order with the highest rates of gun deaths per 100,000 residents in the country. Not Illinois. Not New York. Not California. The reason this goes under the radar is that they are mostly low population states, yet their residents have the highest risk of death by gun.

Gun safety is not just an urban problem - it is a problem everywhere. And until we have more gun safety regulation put in place, this trend can go nowhere but up.

Background checks, smart guns, ban assault weapons, limiting high capacity magazines....these are things we can do.

So what are we waiting for?
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