Answer: Generally, MS is not considered to be a fatal disease. The deathsthat occur happen due to complications of the disease. The averagelifespan of a person with MS is typically lower than someoneunaffected by the disease by 5-20 years.
Answer: Researchers estimate that 5.4 million people died from 1955 to 2002as a result of wars in 13 countries. Data from new studies suggeststhat 378,000 people worldwide died from a war-related death eachyear between 1985 and 1994, the medical journal The Lancet reportedin 2006 that an estimated 650,000 Iraqi civilians had been killedby that time since the start of the war.
Answer: About 350,000 people complete more than 3 million jumps in a typical year. The big question is always, "How dangerous is skydiving?" Each year, about 30 people die in parachuting accidents in the United States alone.
The number of jumps each person does in a year varies a lot. To give a few examples:
A university student learning to skydive - 30 to 40 jumps a year
A full time skydiving instructor and cameraman - 700 to 800 jumps a year
A 4way formation skydiving competitor with a decent budget - 125 to 200 jumps a year. This also includes significant time in a wind tunnel which is a skydiving simulator.
A summer boogie jumper who jumps at the weekends, does not compete, but attends events - 200 jumps a year.
Answer: A LOT less. Even if the NRA´s claim is true that it is people, not guns, killing other people, killing people with your bare hands is much more difficult and time-consuming than it looks in the movies. Moreover, apart from their use in crimes most killings by privately owned guns are suicides and accidents.
Answer: No way for us to answer- throughout the world, there is no uniform reporting. You also have deaths caused by military use of firearms, law enforcement use, etc. When researching , DO be careful of the data you are looking at. One set of claimed numbers of deaths of "Children" from guns set the age of "Children" to be 26 yrs of age and younger, and including deaths that occurred while the "child" was attacking someone that defended themselves, or was killed by a police officer while committing a crime. Best data for the US MAY be from the FBI Uniform Crime Report.