30,000 gun related deaths per year, or 0.0009% of the population.
• 65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws.
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified.
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – better known as gun violence.
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths.
So technically, "gun violence" is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100.
710,000 people die per year from heart disease.
200,000+ people die each year from preventable medical errors.
40,000+ die from a drug overdose
36,000 people die per year from the flu
34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities
5,100 people die per year due to gun violence