Editorial ≈ Gun Control: Some Simple Math

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The current rate of gun homicides per 100,000 US citizens per year is 2.97 persons. This equals the combined total of gun homicides per 100,000 in nine developed countries:

The current rate of gun homicides per 100,000 per year is: Italy .71, Canada .51, Ireland .48 Sweden .41, Northern Ireland .28, Greece .26, Germany .19, England .07, France.06

If you take 100,000 people from each of these nine states you have 900,000 people of whom there will be .71 dead Italians, .51 dead Canadians, .48 dead swedes and so on for a total of 2.97 homicides.
In other words it takes about nine times as many Europeans and Canadians to produce the number of gun homicides that occur in America at the current rate.

If you live in the US your chances of being killed by a gun are almost 6 times higher than in Canada, almost 11 times higher than in Northern Ireland and about 45 times higher than in England or France.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

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