A. Napier Baker: Crunch gun violence numbers

December 21, 2013 

The Dec. 15 editorial “After Newtown” said more than 31,000 people are killed each year in the United State by gun violence; that’s 85 a day. More than 78,000 are wounded; that’s more than 213 daily. The N&O regularly reports the number of people killed and injured by IEDs and other acts of violence in various war zones, including Iraq (although we are no longer there), Afghanistan, Syria and drone attacks.

Generally, people deplore that violence and the horror it causes. Perhaps it is time to print daily the number of people in our country killed or injured by gun violence. We may start paying attention when we see that number beside the numbers from war zones.

A. Napier Baker, Chapel Hill

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