Accidental Shooting Statistics: A Review of Unintentional Firearm Deaths from 1979-2024

February 7, 2024   |   Tags:
Key Statistics There have been 196 accidental deaths related to firearms so far in 2023. Accidental shooting deaths have declined from 1,491 per year (1979-1998) to an average of 606 (1999-2023). 728 accidental shootings (including injuries or death) occur on average yearly. 1% of all firearm-related deaths in 2022 were unintentional. Individuals aged 14-30 are …


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Sam Jacobs

Sam Jacobs is the lead writer and chief historian at Work from's Resistance Library has been featured by USA Today, Reason, Bloomberg's Business Week, Zero Hedge, The Guardian, and National Review as well as many other prominent news and alt-news publications. Sam grew up in a working-class suburb in New England. He has lived in the EU, so has spent a lot of time in countries that don’t value gun freedom. He currently lives off-grid with his wife and kid back in the U.S.

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