This Is The Thing That Could Kill More Americans Per Year Than Gun Violence
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 33,880 Americans are killed by gun violence (not limited to homicides) on average per year.
If you compare that figure to the 50 to 60 annual gun-related deaths in the U.K., the difference (even when you account for per capita rates) is staggering. The rate of gun-related death in Canada was also seven times lower in 2012 than it was in the U.S. the same year.
Needless to say, gun violence often rises to the fore when discussing politics. But according to Vox‘s Julia Belluz, there’s something else on the American horizon that could kill more people per year than gun violence. The culprit? Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).