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People who are not honest with statistics should never be allowed to use them, but we see it happening every day. In the latest instance, Newsweek reported that there have been 60 accidental gun deaths over five months that are supposedly linked to the gun buying frenzy that followed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

What Newsweek failed to mention is that there were over 3 million guns sold during that time. That calculates out as 1 accidental gun death for every 50,000 NEW guns sold during that time frame. They also failed to mention how many accidental gun deaths there were prior to the Sandy Hook shooting.

(Bearing Arms) – Publications like Newsweek and even Science love to hit the liberal talking points, especially when it comes to guns. The latest example is a study that supposedly links 60 accidental gun-related deaths to the firearm buying frenzy following the Sandy Hook school shooting five years ago.

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As Newsweek notes:

Almost five years ago to the day, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the next five months around three million more gun were sold across the U.S. than usual, and 60 extra accidental gun-related deaths took place.

This is the first time a mass shooting has been linked to a rise in accidental deaths. Above and beyond the 26 people murdered at the school, 60 firearms deaths—including 20 child deaths—were associated with the tragedy. To put this in perspective, there were around 45 accidental gun deaths per month in the U.S. in 2012. An increase of 60 in five months is substantial…

If these flaming anti-American liberals are so concerned about the number of people accidentally killed by guns after Sandy Hook, why aren’t they concerned about how many were killed in auto accidents or die from the effects of tobacco? Far more people are killed accidentally or injured by motor vehicles than by guns, but where is the outrage and concern?




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