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Accidental US Firearm Deaths in '15 Lowest in Recorded History

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Monday, 27 Mar 2017 06:57 PM

Accidental firearm deaths in 2015 were the lowest they have been in any year since 1903, according to the National Safety Council.

Figures from the National Shooting Sports Foundation show fatal firearms accidents dropped 17 percent to 489 from 2014 to 2015.

That total represents about three-tenths of 1 percent of the 146,571 total accidental deaths from all other listed causes, according to the NSSF.

The NSSF also reported the decline "is the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1903" – and occurred in a year "that saw record high firearms sales to many millions of Americans."

"This latest release from the National Safety Council shows that the vast majority of the 100 million American firearms owners meet the serious responsibilities which come with firearms ownership," NSSF's president and CEO Steve Sanetti said in the statement.

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