Heroin Now Kills More People Than Guns In America

From Gizmodo:

For the first time ever, deaths in America due to heroin overdose outnumber gun homicides. And before you ask, no, the number of gun homicides hasn’t been dropping. Good lord.

 The data, pulled from the CDC by the Washington Post, is dispiriting reminder of our nation’s worsening opium epidemic, which was started by money-hungry drug companies and continues to claim more lives year over year. Gun homicides for 2015 were estimated at 12,979; heroin killed 12,989.

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