Don’t ever expect them to be truthful. In order to get their numbers up they included suicides, justifiable and praiseworthy homicides and woundings–bigots dancing in the blood:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Saturday’s shooting of a fellow hunter by Vice President Dick Cheney was just one more addition to the more than quarter million Americans who have been injured by firearms during President George W. Bush’s tenure. From 2001 through 2004, the most recent year available, 252,076 Americans were injured by firearms according to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. From 2001 through 2003, the most recent year available, nearly 30,000 Americans a year were killed by firearms according to information from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Josh Sugarmann, Violence Policy Center executive director, states, “The Cheney shooting punctures the pro-gun argument that ‘knowing guns’ and ‘having respect for guns’ are enough to overcome the inherent hazards of firearms. Vice President Cheney’s victim is now just one more sad statistic in America’s annual gun toll.”