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There are 27 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 22, 2012, titled Study Shows More Gun Death vs. Motor Vehicle in VA - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A recent study reveals that nationally, motor vehicle deaths outweigh gun deaths.

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Dave Briggman

Harrisonburg, VA

#1 May 22, 2012
This is a misleading story...while it's technically true that firearms are a leading cause of "injury deaths" here in Virginia, as a PERCENTAGE of INJURY DEATHS, the percentage of firearms deaths is 21.91%...about 1.7% more than poisoning, which stands as 20.25%, which leaves 60% of various other methods in "injury deaths" (falls, drowning, suffocation, etc.).

The raw data can be seen here, but in all cases, the firearm is a very innocuous tool, until a human picks one up...to try and infer something else from this data is irresponsble...

But we've come to expect that from the drive-by media, haven't we?
squirrley D

Nathalie, VA

#2 May 22, 2012
the media keeps ignoring one of the biggest killers of all... natural causes,
natural causes kills more people Virginia every year than guns and cars combined,
if you feel that you are at risk of death from natural causes, there are simple steps your doctor may recommend to avoiding this silent killer,
including taking wild risks, and living as recklessly as possible.
Don't wait, talk to your doctor today.
yepper

Charlottesville, VA

#3 May 22, 2012
Yet another stat that is NEVER reported by the media. The million who die every year as a result of malpractice.
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 22, 2012
Too bad the article doesn't talk about the CRIME aspects of these deaths. If you subtract the drug dealers eliminating their rivals and slow paying customers, as well as the suicides, the numbers suddenly don't rate an article.
citizen number 2

United States

#5 May 22, 2012
citizen wrote:
Too bad the article doesn't talk about the CRIME aspects of these deaths. If you subtract the drug dealers eliminating their rivals and slow paying customers, as well as the suicides, the numbers suddenly don't rate an article.
So true so true. just think of the tax dollars saved due to turf wars.
Sayward Morris

Annandale, VA

#6 May 22, 2012
yepper wrote:
Yet another stat that is NEVER reported by the media. The million who die every year as a result of malpractice.
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE ENDOCRINOLOGY unit at UVA, and find out for yourself!!!!! if you take the time to research, you will understand the stupidity that follows.....drug reps have the doc's in a "black tube"!!!!...and UVA tried to kill my son!!!!.... when I wouldn't let them, they called Social Services..... hahahhahaaa.... I disliked the treatment they tried to force on my son....and I wouldn't recommend the treatment for my dog!
All that education.... and a pile of "doo doo" for brains... or should I say "brain washed"????
Sayward Morris

Annandale, VA

#7 May 22, 2012
Dave Briggman wrote:
This is a misleading story...while it's technically true that firearms are a leading cause of "injury deaths" here in Virginia, as a PERCENTAGE of INJURY DEATHS, the percentage of firearms deaths is 21.91%...about 1.7% more than poisoning, which stands as 20.25%, which leaves 60% of various other methods in "injury deaths" (falls, drowning, suffocation, etc.).
The raw data can be seen here, but in all cases, the firearm is a very innocuous tool, until a human picks one up...to try and infer something else from this data is irresponsble...
But we've come to expect that from the drive-by media, haven't we?
this data is irresponsible, yet it keeps the "tree huggers" of the community very happy! After all, let's put our deer (doe's) on "birth control"....REALLY??????. ..if we ate more of them, less of them would would be in the way of us as we travel.....but the grocery store makes too much sense. lol. I'm bad at math and can deduce this equation!
Fred

Charlottesville, VA

#8 May 22, 2012
I love the way the Sergeant wants to make the roads safer. The roads are fine. It's the stupid idiots who can't drive who are the problem. And they'll throw a whole lot of tax dollars at some stupid focus group to see why the roads are bad and what big daddy govt can do to fix it. And then they complain how there are too many people in our area. What are you cryin' for? The hurd is being thinned. Thugs are killing other thugs. And oh, by the way, bad things happen to good people and there isn't thing one you or Washington can do about it.
Sean of Albemarle

Scottsville, VA

#9 May 23, 2012
Lot's of these gun deaths are suicides - more than homicides.
tweety

Charlottesville, VA

#10 May 23, 2012
Lets have a council meeting so we can discuss this
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 23, 2012
Nice to see VA is better than average when it comes to guns. Also, congrats to Albemarle county for being "second in the country for average yearly traffic fatalities."
Why a Warning

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 23, 2012
The Violence Policy Center is the former Handgun Control, Inc started by Sarah Brady. I'd be very skeptical of ANY data or analysis forwarded by those people, it is guaranteed to be biased.
Crazy1

Charlottesville, VA

#13 May 23, 2012
There are some non-drivin' people on these roads and the sad part is, they think they're wonderful drivers! If the police would enforce the DMV and Virginia laws that are on the books, ie lights on when using wipers (not just automatic driving lights), move out of the left lane unless passing, no flashers on a moving vehicle, coming to a complete stop before moving through a stop sign, etc., our rate would go down. As it is now, lawyers and insurance companies love Albemarle County, Virginia!
Skeptic

Waynesboro, VA

#14 May 23, 2012
Sounds like Bias BS for anti-gun crowds.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#15 May 23, 2012
Why a Warning wrote:
guaranteed to be biased.
Unlike the NRA; but then who would think the wife of a man who took a bullet for Reagan would have an axe to grind.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 23, 2012
Was this completely bass-ackwards? The title of the article is "Study Shows More Gun Death vs. Motor Vehicle in VA" -- then the story said the exact opposite! "The researchers found that there were more than 5,000 more motor vehicle-related deaths in 2009 than firearm deaths. Although Virginia is not in line with the national trend, Albemarle is." Okay, great -- so you're less likely to die by a bullet than in traffic in Albemarle, but where are the numbers for Virginia as a WHOLE? MVA vs shooting deaths -- I thought that was the subject? How many are shootings during the commission of a crime? How many are accidental or hunting-related? Entirely too much data missing here. Complete liberal spin going on here.
bumpy

Charlottesville, VA

#17 May 23, 2012
Its not the guns, it the bullets that kill. Outlaw all ammo
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#18 May 23, 2012
Sayward Morris wrote:
<quoted text>this data is irresponsible, yet it keeps the "tree huggers" of the community very happy! After all, let's put our deer (doe's) on "birth control"....REALLY??????. ..if we ate more of them, less of them would would be in the way of us as we travel.....but the grocery store makes too much sense. lol. I'm bad at math and can deduce this equation!
OK, smarty...if we need to eat more deer, then we need to shoot more deer. Are you a hunter? How many deer do you shoot a year? A news report the other day said that the number of hunters are declining, young people don't want to hunt as much as their parents. So that means more deer in the future. I assume you know what it takes to process a deer. How many people do you know personally who want to process a deer? So if people aren't going to shoot them, then what is your suggestion to control the deer population? How many people can you convince to become hunters? I need a solution from you because I don't have one.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#19 May 23, 2012
Crazy1 wrote:
There are some non-drivin' people on these roads and the sad part is, they think they're wonderful drivers! If the police would enforce the DMV and Virginia laws that are on the books, ie lights on when using wipers (not just automatic driving lights), move out of the left lane unless passing, no flashers on a moving vehicle, coming to a complete stop before moving through a stop sign, etc., our rate would go down. As it is now, lawyers and insurance companies love Albemarle County, Virginia!
"If the police would enforce the DMV and Virginia laws"...blah, blah, blah.....that would mean a lot more police on the streets, correct? That means you have to find money to pay their salaries, but DO NOT raise my taxes to pay for public servants. I don't understand all you people who want increased public services but don't want to pay for them. Thank you TEA Party.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#20 May 23, 2012
Gru wrote:
Was this completely bass-ackwards? The title of the article is "Study Shows More Gun Death vs. Motor Vehicle in VA" -- then the story said the exact opposite! "The researchers found that there were more than 5,000 more motor vehicle-related deaths in 2009 than firearm deaths.
That's the total difference for the U.S.
"Nationally, there were 31,236 firearm deaths in 2009 and 36,361 motor vehicle deaths according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís National Center for Injury Prevention and Control."
http://www.vpc.org/press/1205gunsvscars.htm

"They did a state-by-state analysis using government data from 2009, the most recent year the state data is available. The researchers found that there were more than 5,000 more motor vehicle-related deaths in 2009 than firearm deaths."

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