Here are the top 10 types of preventable deaths, as classified by the CDC with a percentage of TOTAL ANNUAL DEATHS they account for in the United States:
Preventable medical errors in hospitals – 23.1%
Smoking tobacco – 18.1%
Being overweight and obesity – 4.6%
Alcohol – 3.5%
Infectious Diseases – 3.1%
Toxic agents including toxins, particulates and radon – 2.3%
Traffic collisions – 1.8%
FIREARMS – 1.3%
Sexually transmitted diseases – 0.8%
Drug abuse – 0.7%
Preventable deaths account for 59.3% of all deaths in this nation every year, with firearms accounting for only 1.3% of deaths in this nation.
These are facts, not open to dispute. So, if you know anyone who screams and yells that we need to take guns away from honest people who have never hurt anyone, ask them how they feel about closing hospitals. If they look at you like you’re crazy, you know the truth – they don’t care about preventing death; they just hate guns.