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Do more people in the U.S. die from murders carried out with guns or from prescription-painkiller overdoses?

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Per the FBI, about 14,196 murders were committed in the U.S. during 2013, and roughly 69% of these were carried out with guns. This amounts to 9,795 murders committed with guns. Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers."

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