Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gun sales skyrocket and homicide drops off the list of top 15 causes of death

Gun sales have skyrocketed in the last three years and many states has loosened their conceal and carry laws. The bloodbath liberals predicted has failed to materialize. Actually, homicide has dropped off the top 15 causes of death list for the first time since 1965. Take that liberals.
(ABC News)- For the first time in almost half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top 15 causes of death, bumped by a lung illness that often develops in elderly people who have choked on their food.

The 2010 list, released by the government Wednesday, reflects at least two major trends: Murders are down, and deaths from certain diseases are on the rise as the population ages, health authorities said.

Homicide was overtaken at No. 15 by pneumonitis, seen mainly in people 75 and older. It happens when food or vomit goes down the windpipe and causes deadly damage to the lungs.

This is the first time since 1965 that homicide failed to make the list, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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