Gun Talk

The gun industry's efforts to reduce firearms accidents, both at home and in the field have resulted in the lowest injury rate on record.

According to a study published by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, accidental fatalities caused by firearms have dropped by 45 percent over the last decade, with 776 such deaths recorded in 2002.

Firearms are involved in fewer than 1 percent of all accidental fatalities in the United States (0.8 percent, to be exact), far fewer than those caused by motor vehicles (43,354), falls (13,322), poisoning (12,757), choking (4,313), drowning (3,482) and fire (3,377).

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