CDC, FBI: Bicycle and Falling Deaths Far Exceed Deaths from ‘Mass Shootings’

By AWR Hawkins

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CDC, FBI: Bicycle and Falling Deaths Far Exceed Deaths from ‘Mass Shootings'
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Washington DC – -( Death statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coupled with crime statistics from the FBI show that bicycle and falling deaths far exceed deaths from “mass shootings.”

For example, on September 24 the FBI released a study showing there were 64 incidents of “mass killings” (mass shootings) for the years 2000 through 2013. The gunmen in these incidents took the lives of 418 people.

Breitbart News reported that The New York Times and AP jumped all over the study, producing headlines about how “mass shootings” are on the rise and crafting stories that revolved around the attacks at Sandy Hook Elementary and the Aurora movie theater.

The 418 people who were killed over a 14-year period works out to an average of 29.8 persons a year.

To be clear, no one wants to see even one life lost to tragedy, but the mainstream media's focus on “mass shootings” to the detriment of other news where hundreds or even thousands more lives were lost is telling.

For example, the CDC bicycle-related injury report for 2010 shows that almost twice as many people died on bicycles in that one year than were killed in “mass shootings” during the 14 years studied by the FBI. Thus, while there were 418 deaths in “mass shootings” from 2000 to 2013, there were 800 deaths by bicycle in 2010 alone.

Moreover, there “were an estimated 515,000 emergency department visits” due to bicycle accidents.

And CDC death statistics for 2010 show there were 26,009 deaths from “falling” for that year alone. That's right–26,009 deaths in one year from falls from ladders, counters, roofs, mountains, etc.

There were an average of 29.8 deaths a year for 14 years from “mass shootings.”

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    Somebody took a torch to a nice steel bike to make that photo. That’s almost as bad as destroying a gun.

    ray hampton
    ray hampton

    I not saying that the numbers of deaths are wrong
    BUT I will say that the people that cry because of the gun deaths need to be line up against the wall so they can be told the truth DO THE MEDIA GET EXTRA MONEY IF THEY REPORT GUN KILLING


    Individuals who ride bikes are making a choice that they know could result in injury.
    Falling off a ladder, while mountain climbing, etc. is activity an an individual undertakes knowing there could be risk.
    No one goes to school or to the movies with the expectation that they could be shot. If that were a reasonable expectation no one would go to school or the movies.


    Legislation will protect you from all kinds of ‘mayhem’ if you just let politicians enact it. HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa-yep!