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California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall

California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall

By Phillip Reese
Published: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 - 7:11 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data.

Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General's office.

During that same period, the number of California hospitalizations due to gun injuries declined from about 4,000 annually to 2,900, a roughly 25 percent drop, according to hospital records collected by the California Department of Public Health.

Firearm-related deaths fell from about 3,200 annually to about 2,800, an 11 percent drop, state health figures show.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/27/5079151/california-gun-sale...

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No way this is true!

more guns equals more death, I saw it on the television

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

It seems that CA gun owners are better trained too

because if the injuries dropped farther than the deaths, that means they're getting more accurate.


Good find