(RightIsRight.co) – Bolstering the concerns and predictions of many Americans who believed the COVID-19 lockdowns might cause more harm than good in several aspects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now acknowledges that “gun homicides” in the United States of America reached record levels during the pandemic.
As CNBC lays out in, “U.S. gun homicides reached highest level in 25 years during Covid pandemic, CDC says“:
“Gun homicides in the U.S. reached their highest level in more than 25 years during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Homicides from guns rose 35% during the first year of the pandemic to the highest level since 1994, according to a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report published Tuesday. The homicide rate from firearms increased to 6.1 per 100,000 people in 2020 compared with 4.6 per 100,000 in 2019.
“Excluding suicides, more than 19,000 people were killed by guns in 2020 compared with more than 14,000 the year prior, according to the CDC report, which is based on death certificates. The study did not include accidental gun deaths or deaths where intent could not be determined.” [emphasis added]
As the CDC’s report demonstrates, there was an increase of 5,000 people killed by guns during 2020 over 2019. 2020 was when the COVID lockdowns and restrictions were at their highest.
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