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Total Number of Male Gun Deaths
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The reported, estimated or calculated annual total of male firearm-related deaths, by years descending.
This total includes instances of gun homicide, gun suicide, unintentional fatal shootings, gun deaths for which the cause or intent remains undetermined and fatal firearm-related 'legal intervention' killings (for example law enforcement shootings found to be justifiable homicides) in which the reported fatalities were male.
This figure may be a total from a single source, or the sum of figures from different sources for the same year.