CBS News put out the latest ranking by the National Center for Health Statisitcs showing the top 20 states with the heaviest, worst numbers of gun deaths.
Missouri came in at number 12 out of the 50 states.
Death by firearm per 100,000 population: 14.4
No permit required for a purchase of a firearm.
Bad, yes, but at least we're not in the "bottom ten."
Neighboring Oklahoma, no. 8, Arkansas 5.
The top/worst 5 states are all Right Wing, Republican states, largely, no shock and poor--literally, poor--Mississippi and Louisiana are numbers 3 and 2, respectively. Sarah Palin's Alaska comes in at the top/worst spot, number 1.
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