Accidental gun deaths from hunting make up just about 10 percent of all accidental gun deaths

21 Dec , 2014  

in 2001, there were 79 accidental gun deaths from hunting. That was about 9.9% of the 802 accidental gun deaths that occurred that year. If the share of accidental gun deaths from hunting remained the same in 2012, that would imply that there were 54 accidental deaths from hunting. But this might be a little high as the share of the population that hunts has declined (the number of hunters has remained virtually unchanged between 2001 and 2011).

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