Mark Shields of PBS Newshour made a statement during a broadcast on December 21, 2012, claiming that more people have been killed by guns in America since Kennedy's assassination than have died in all of our wars combined, and by a sizeable margin, at that. Folks didn't buy that assumption, and his statistics were double-checked.
Here are the charts to back up his claim:
According to those numbers, since only 1968 there have been more than 200,000 more deaths from domestic gun violence than deaths from all wars in our nation's history combined. And the gun death chart stopped counting at the end of 2011!
That's a staggering statistic, in my humble opinion, and one I NEVER would have believed possible.