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2020 was a record breaking year for gun related deaths

2020 was a record breaking year for gun related deaths

This year Americans were forced to defend themselves at a higher rate than previous years. Stemming from increased gun crime and defensive use, over 19,000 people were killed in firearm-related incidents in 2020. That’s the highest death toll in over 20 years, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), and from outlets such as the Britannia Collective (

Dave 4 months

I'd assume it has something to do with people rioting in the streets and threatening to murder people in their homes, followed by all gun stores running out of stock. Could be a coincidence though.

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 4 months

Went on the gun violence archive website and their methodology says that they include suicide. If that's the case, then the whole narrative breaks! Suicides have spiked in 2020 due to COVID restrictions and that is now used to push for gun control, defund the police or whatever Leftist wet dream...

IvoryDove 4 months

"According to the Gun Violence Archive, a total of at least 19,223 people lost their lives due to gun violence in 2020.".... Wow. That's horrible. On a similar note, "According to data from the Guttmacher Institute, 862,360 Americans lost their lives due to abortion."....... Now, just doing the math in my head, that's almost 20 times more Americans killed by abortion. Consider too, that gun deaths often involve criminals who were killed in the commission of a crime, whereas with abortion ZERO of those children did anything to justify their death...Bottom line, if you care about human life, keep guns legal and end abortion.

Ian 4 months

America has a high murder rate due to 1 demographic. Without them the gun murder is no different from any Western country.

Jerk 🍖
Jerk 🍖 4 months

First two links don't relate to the title and the last was an NPR interview

Doug 4 months

All these gun deaths and who gets prosecuted? The McCloskeys who never shot anyone but defended their home from a mob screaming death threats. Way to go St. Louis! You're no better than E. St. Louis now.

woodchuck 00
woodchuck 00 4 months

It's odd how crime has gone up in a lockdown, Alanta had nearly 60 more homicides in 2020 than in 2019. Move out of the big cities are is appears crime is okay but gatherings where no violince occurs is a crime. Rural cops don't care for aresting law abiding citizens.

John W
John W 4 months

This is about defunding the police, and prosecuting every police shooting, legit or not. Of course the Police will not try to stop crimes, they will just sit back and collect checks or move out of democrat cities.

Bryan_with_a_why 4 months

Who would have thought: fearmongering a virus for political gain, threatening to end the constitutional right to defend oneself while simultaneously defunding police, and destroying people's lives by removing their job, their business, and their purpose and will to live would increase the murder and suicide rates. Must be unrelated...

John W
John W 4 months

Defund the police' movement takes toll on NYC's crime rate, law enforcement and Dem critics claim, as shootings and murders spike Chicago police union boss slams defund-the-police cuts as city faces 'historic levels' of homicide At least eight people were killed and 30 more injured by gun violence over Christmas weekend

Glen 4 months

If the liberials defund the police, killings will increase dramatically.

Max 4 months

Love the way this was written “FORCED TO DEFEND THEMSELVES” I think you mean normal arguments brought all the way to murder because everyone is packing. What a ridiculous country, in Canada we own more guns per person than the USA because everyone hunts. Everyone down there WANTS to use their gun, are just ITCHING for someone to break in so they can pump em full of lead. All of a sudden you give those yokels semi auto war weapons and people get shot OwO Look at the murder rate Canada vs USA. That’s what proper gun control does. In the USA they are hunting, just for people.

Rational ific
Rational ific 4 months


Lee Kay
Lee Kay 4 months

Thats what defunding and persecuting police gets you.

ParaBellum 4 months

And which DemocRAT lead cities tallied the highest numbers? Chicago for 1

S 4 months

That's a lot of covid related deaths.

Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood 4 months

I wonder what the increase of these were suicide? That could be explained by the mass house arrests, closing of places of worship and closing of recreation in large areas if the US.

Seekster 4 months

You don't say?

Chance 4 months

Seems to have a bit of fabrication involved...

MrVairhein 4 months

Hey-O. We just keep one uping ourselves. I need to find out if they include east st. Louis in these stats. Cause its technically part of st. Louis but its on the illinois side of the river. I personally consider it its own shitty entity only good for strip clubs and the occasional concert at Pops nightclub Edit: oh yea and now a legal bag of weed...nice

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