Firearm violence info tells sad story
Re: Simple fix: Vote for gun-control politicians, Oct. 7.
Firearm-related deaths from homicides, suicides and accidents account for 100,000 deaths in the United States each year. Firearm-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the U.S. government, are among the five leading causes of death for people aged one to 64 in that country.
Beginning in 1997, CDC has been subject to appropriations language that states that none of the funds made available to it may be used to “advocate or promote gun control,” though this language does not prohibit CDC from collecting public health data on firearm violence.
Only in America. Go Figure.
Emile Therien, Ottawa