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As gun sales soared into record highs, accidental gun deaths sank to record lows

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Gun sales have reached lofty heights over the past two years, but the National Safety Council said in its "injury report" that in 2015 accidental deaths by guns was down to an all time low of 489. (Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

According to new information out of the National Safety Council, an interesting statistic has surfaced that may surprise many gun control advocates.

Despite gun sales having reached lofty heights over the past two years, the NSC says in its "injury report" that in 2015 accidental deaths by guns was down to an all time low of 489. As the Washington Examiner points out, that's 0.3% of all deaths, making it the lowest it's been since 1903 when this record keeping began.

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