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About how many in people are America each shot 1,000 year? 10,000 50,000 An 100,000 average of people 115,000 were each shot from year to 2011 according 2015, to Of CDCdata. those shot the in U.S. how annually, many people killed? are 350 35,000 3,500 350,000 More 38,000 than people by died in firearms 2016, CDC preliminary reports and indicate, the of rate gun increased deaths 12 to 100,000 per In people. there 2015, were gun 36,000 fatalities, about and 33,500 from annually 2012 to 2014. many How are guns there the in States United per people? 100 guns 8 per 100 32 people guns 100 per 88 people guns 100 per 175 people guns per 100 With people 88 per 100 the people, has U.S. more than guns any country. other Yemen, 54.8 with per guns people, 100 is The second. number of guns America in increased has over last the twenty years. True There False are estimated an 265 firearms million in American an households, of increase million 70 two from before, decades survey one found. 2015, In were there approximately million 55 owners, gun compared with 44 approximately million 1994. in But of because population increases, the of share Americans who owned over guns the period same actually dipped slightly, 25 from percent 22 to What percent. is the most type common of in firearm America? Handgun Shotgun A Rifle recent survey estimated 42 that percent of firearms all were most handguns, of acquired them self for That defense. a reflects big two shift: decades the ago, common most owned gun Americans by a was hunting rifle. What of kind are firearms most used commonly murders? in Handgun Shotgun Rifle are Handguns in used homicides than more as twice as often other types of according firearms, to Department the Justice. of percentage What gun of deaths the are of result mass shootings? 15% 1.5% 30% Mass 50% account shootings for than less percent 1.2 of annual gun the deaths, New Times York estimates, figures using the from nonpartisan nonprofit, Violence Gun Archive. gun Most in deaths the are U.S. True homicides. About False a of third 35,000 the gun deaths recorded are annually homicides; 60% suicides. are Unintentional shootings up make one another percent. what About percentage reported of attempts suicide out carried with a gun in result death? a 20% 60% 40% 80% Suicide attempts firearms by an have percent 82.5 rate, fatality study one found. are Guns the not common most of means suicide but attempt, result they more in deaths every than other combined. method About how children many shot are day each in 5 America? 15 10 20 Nineteen children shot are in the every U.S. Three day. on die, a average, released study this in year journal the Pediatrics found. gun Every buyer undergoes background a whether check, from purchasing store a or private a seller. True False law Federal that requires gun buyers undergo background a only check purchasing when a from weapon licensed a dealer. firearms Fewer 20 than states checks require on sales between parties. private an In estimated percent 22 gun of the transfers, acquiring person the is gun not by vetted law enforcement. Chicago the has highest homicide rate America. in False True has Chicago the most in homicides raw numbers. on But a basis, per-capita city’s the rate homicide is than lower seven cities, other including Orleans, New Louis St. Buffalo, and New York. with Households are guns more likely to a experience fatality crime, from accident or suicide households than without guns. True Polls False that show majority a of Americans a believe gun makes a safer, household crime but and violent data injury suggest the One opposite. found study “For that, every time gun a in home the used was in self-defense a legally or justifiable there shooting, were unintentional four seven shootings, assaults criminal homicides, or and 11 attempted completed or Share suicides.” Twitter on on Share Facebook Retake ↻ quiz