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Monday, April 3, 2017

Unintentional Firearms Deaths Fall to New Lows While Sales Reached New Highs

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has the story here:
Good news on the topic of fatal firearms accidents. The National Safety Council’s “Injury Facts—2017 Edition ” shows that the number of fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent from 2014 to 2015 to 489, the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1903. That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes, which are up 8 percent from 2014 to 2015. It should be noted that the decrease, which was the largest percentage decline of any category, came in a year that saw record firearms sales to many millions of Americans.
More evidence, as NSSF states in their post, that gun owners are responsible when storing their firearms.  It's also due to efforts of firearm safety training and programs like NSSF's Project ChildSafe.

NSSF recently released a new public safety announcement from their Bureau of Justice Assistance funded Project ChildSafe Communities initiative, Safety is a Habit.  The numbers prove for gun owners, it's a true statement.

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