Sunday, January 15, 2017

Alaska ranks first in number of gun deaths. Well of course we do.

Courtesy of KTUU: 

Alaska ranked number one in firearm death rates in 2015, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Alaska has one of the highest firearm death rates per capita, according to the CDC. And a study by the Violence Policy Center, an organization that studies gun violence, calculates that Alaska's household gun ownership was at 56.4 percent, in 2015. This positive correlation is often observed when it comes to gun statistics. 

The VPC says that in addition to the contributing factor of high gun ownership, the study attributes Alaska’s poor ranking to what it calls "weak" gun violence prevention laws. The VPC also analyzed the newly released data from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 

The factors that contribute to receiving a "weak" rating include “adding little or nothing to federal law” and “permissive laws governing the open or concealed carrying of firearms in public.” This holds true for Alaska, a conceal carry state. 

It can become difficult to pinpoint exactly why the gun deaths in Alaska were so high, in 2015. However, the CDC says that out of Alaska's 177 firearm deaths, 123 of them were suicides and 42 of them were a result of homicides.

More guns = more gun deaths.  Seems pretty simple to me.

But hey, at least we have our Second Amendment right, and that's all that really counts.



  1. Anonymous5:47 AM

    Huh. I would have guess Flor-UH-DUH, Alabama, or one of the other southern gun-luvvin' states. But I guess the Rill Murkkkuns up in Alaska (as opposed to the rest of you in Alaska) are working hard to compete with the nuts to the south.

  2. California is 43rd out of 50. Not bad. I'll keep that in mind when Deplorables from Wyoming and Alabama make fun of us "libruls."

    1. Anonymous3:26 PM

      You have other issues, don't worry. Ummm.... like the most non-free state in the nation, according to impartial sources that calculate fiscal liberty with social liberty. The People's Republic of California is just slightly above New York State, which ranks 49.

  3. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Can't help but noticing that all top 5 states are Blood Red.

    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      Statistically, America's cities are still the slaughtering grounds--and those are blue all the way.

  4. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Which is all the more reason to lock Track Palin up

  5. Anonymous1:21 PM

    LOL almost half of Alaskan homes don't have a gun, putting paid to Sarah Palin's mama grizzly frontierswoman we Alaskans are so tough because bears bears bears schtick.

  6. Anonymous11:46 PM

    Now that silencers are going to be legal at least you won't be disturbing the peace and impairing little Johnie's hearing.


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