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Time for government-run "shooting galleries"?/Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm Homicides

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 CSB    2,437

Time for government-run "shooting galleries"?/Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm Homicides

In the title to this thread I was throwing out a "bone" to those who advocate unrestricted usage of any kind of drug. It was tongue in cheek. If it were instituted, the druggies should run it.
They could have all they wanted, all of the time, with their own little cot in the back. And daily a hearse could pull up to the back of the facility and haul their carcasses away.

CDC: Heroin Deaths Surpassed Firearm-Related Homicides in 2015

by AWR HAWKINS9 Dec 20162,925

The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) numbers show heroin deaths surpassed firearm-related homicides for the first time ever in 2015.
The number of heroin deaths was 12,989 and the number of firearm-related homicides was 12,979.

The Washington Post published the CDC numbers, which show the deaths from all opioids combined topped 33,000 in 2015. That means opioid deaths outnumbered firearm-related homicides nearly 3 to 1.

Opioids include heroin and prescription drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and oxymorphone.

In November 2015 Breitbart News reported Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) numbers which showed the death rate from all drugs combined–opioid or otherwise–was 46,471 in 2013. For that same year, the death firearm-related death rate–including homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths–was 33,636. So drug-related deaths surpassed all types of gun deaths by nearly 13,000.

Car-related deaths surpassed gun deaths in 2013 as well. There were 33,636 gun-related deaths that year and 35,369 car-related deaths. And Breitbart News reported that Duke University researcher Chris Conover explained that car deaths, when viewed as a percentage, were so much higher than gun deaths that evidence showed that owning a car is “80 percent” riskier than owning a gun.

Conover explained this by pointing to the fact there were nearly 100 million fewer cars than guns in 2013. Yet even with 100 million fewer cars the number of people killed in or by cars surpassed the number of people who died in a gun-related death.

Link : http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/09/cdc-heroin-deaths-surpass-gun-related-deaths/

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 Uncle Nobby    1,271

The CDC, and the DEA? you can believe it if it comes from them then..............

bastions of truth they are.......


The biggest producer of raw heroin, Afghanistan, now producing more than ever before, has been under the control of the good 'ol usa, so absolutely no coincident there then........


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 WhiteHorse    608

The money machine must be fed, pardon the pun. 

 Prescribe legal opiate  painkillers in record numbers. Apply strict restrictions to force an alternative source. Legalize weed to force an already established supplier with a vast trafficking network to seek alternatives to distribute. Allow through open borders, traffickers and an ample supply of drugs. This scenario also played out when they cracked down on precursors to meth, and Mexico stepped in to fill the gap. The collective is making a killing, another pun, off of the Mexicans. The collective is doing what they do best, killing and making money off of the suffering. They could put a stop to the flow of hard drugs and it would be easy, but then look at the revenue that would be lost, and the lives it would save.

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