October 21, 2019

FACT CHECK: Do Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than ‘Gun Homicides And Motor Vehicles’?

President Donald Trump claimed that “more people are dying from overdoses today than from gun homicides and motor vehicles, combined” during a Thursday speech on the opioid epidemic. Verdict: True Deaths in the U.S. from drug overdose surpassed deaths from “gun homicides and motor vehicles, combined” in 2015. Although finalized overdose death data has not […]

Gun-Controlled Chicago Ends 2016 with Nearly 800 Homicides for the Year

Gun-controlled Chicago ended 2016 with nearly 800 homicides throughout the year. The Chicago Tribune reports that there were a total of 779 homicides between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. That is an increase of 287 homicides over 2015 totals. There were 4,385 shootings — fatal and non-fatal combined — in gun-controlled Chicago during 2016. […]

Heroin Fatalities Surpass Gun Homicides For First Time In 2015

Health officials revealed that for the first time ever, there were more deaths related to heroin than gun homicides in 2015, contributing to the first drop in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. Deaths from heroin rose by 2,000 since 2015, marking the first time since the 1990s that heroin deaths surpassed deaths from prescription opioid […]

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