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California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall
The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 27, 2012 | Phillip Reese

Posted on 12/28/2012 12:38:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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 2,800, 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.

Most of the drop in firearm-related injuries and deaths can be explained by a well-documented, nationwide drop in violent crime...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; crime; guncontrol; secondamendment
Could the drop in crime be explained by criminals fearing an armed populace? Down here in the South, every woman I dated carried a pistol in her purse.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 12:38:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; JohnLott

Again, Dr John Lott and his well documented book, “More Guns, Less Crime, have been proven correct.”

This has to give great discomfort to the elite with pesonal armed guards, armed police in their kids’s schools and personal C&C while they try to take away our guns.

2 posted on 12/28/2012 12:52:22 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

anybody got a graph of this ??

3 posted on 12/28/2012 1:04:30 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (?.)
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4 posted on 12/28/2012 1:25:06 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: bunkerhill7; 2ndDivisionVet

From the linked story at the Sacramento Bee website

5 posted on 12/28/2012 1:34:44 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump for later

6 posted on 12/28/2012 1:38:55 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: concentric circles
Great visual,cc.
Whoda thunk??
If I were any good at computer images, I would post your graphs per sacbee. com all over.
7 posted on 12/28/2012 4:09:59 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump for sending to my wife’s commie uncle

8 posted on 12/28/2012 4:17:58 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the weren't really there)
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