Though it's a niggling thing, it seems so out of the blue that I'd like to know why.
Unless I missed it, what is the frame of reference or time frame for those gun death graphs? Number of deaths in X year? Average deaths over X Years? Total deaths in X Years?
Since the question has not be updated to include that information, I don't think it was removed due to it being unconstructive.
Some of my guesses:
- The number of comments has grown so large that server deleted to oldest comment(s) to make room.
- Someone misconstrued my comment as being sarcastic or antagonistic.
- Someone tried to up-vote the comment (there was at least one up-vote on it last I saw) and accidentally flagged it without noticing their mistake, and a mod (primed by said flagging) deleted it.
Why I consider my comment constructive, based on the current state of the question:
- the graphs have no correlation to one another, one states the USA's gun deaths per 100,000 to be 3.25, one at 9, and the final at ~11 (eyeballing this one).
- Having that information would also be a strong defense against (or condemnation of) cherry-picking.