Statistics: gunshot victims

Referenced by Clayton Cramer (and Dave Hardy), a news story about the kind of people who usually show up in hospitals as gunshot-wound victims:

People hospitalized with a firearm injury are 30 times more likely to return to the hospital with another firearm injury than people hospitalized for other reasons. And they’re 11 times more likely to die from gun violence within the next five years, according to a study commissioned by the Seattle City Council....
It is hypothetically possible that gunshot wounds cause these effects.

It is also possible that gunshot wounds and the other results are all linked to an underlying cause that hasn't been stated.

I suspect that this second possibility is much closer to the truth.

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