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Thousands of deaths attributed to firearms [Letter]

I am writing in response to Fred Frevert's March 31 letter and his understandable questioning of the gun death statistics cited from a gun control advocacy organization in Tom Zirpoli's March 25 opinion column.

I'd like to reassure Frevert that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in its table "Deaths: Final Data for 2013," reports 33,636 deaths in 2013 related to injury by firearm. In case this fact is considered questionable because the CDC is a government entity under the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama, the number of 33,636 deaths is from the ICD-10 Cause of Death codes reported on state death certificates.

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Mary Jo Boylan

Westminster

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