According to the Journal of American Medicine, the number of deaths caused by U.S. cardiac patients’ not bothering to refill their heart-disease prescriptions is about 113,000 per year. This type of laziness needs to be outlawed.
The number of homicides committed with firearms in the United States runs typically between 9,000 and 12,000 a year.
Gun control is a ridiculous cultural topic that keeps a good portion of the population distracted from real issues. Gun control isn’t about guns, its about control.
There are many things on this planet that are far more dangerous than guns. From what i read, laziness seems to be 11 times more deadly than guns….
I really wish people would stop talking about how magical gun control is when it’s not.
There isn’t one shred of evidence to show gun control is going to solve anything… it’s just a political talking point to keep the population distracted from the bigger picture.
Society would be better off if instead of fighting all the time over stupid issues, we started working toward making life better by helping one another. America has real issues that need to be addressed like the dismal education system, the decaying water infrastructure, the increase of private prisons housing humans for profit, and the death of the global environment are just a few very serious issues being ignored.
After spending hours looking at all this, I have concluded that gun control is a waste of time to talk about. It’s pointless and serves no purpose other than to keep people stuck in a political conversation of endless dead ends. The death rate by guns isn’t even scary. Once put into perspective anyone with half a brain can see that this topic has been hyped up by hyperventilating people who have no sense of perspective. Here is a list of the top ten killers in America.. far far deadlier, yet nobody seems to be making a big deal about it… notice guns aren’t on the list and if it’s included it but a tiny fraction of the whole. It’s all hyper-inflated rhetoric and blown out of perspective…. cigarettes are deadlier than guns by far yet the tobacco industry is thriving all over the world.
Number of deaths for leading causes of death:
- Heart disease: 599,413
- Cancer: 567,628
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
- Alzheimer’s disease: 79,003
- Diabetes: 68,705
- Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
- Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
- Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909