A Few Gun Facts

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times reporting on a new project to quantify the impact of guns and gun violence world-wide.

Six countries that together account for less than 10 percent of the global population account for more than 50 percent of all gun-related (non-war death).

Those countries:  Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, and Guatemala.

That, if you’re keeping count, is five countries, which means you know the sixth.

That would be us:  the U.S.

If you live in Singapore, your chances of being killed by a gun are literally one in a million.

In Japan, two in a million.

Both countries have strict limits on the availability of guns.

In the U.S.?  Your chances of being killed by a gun are 10.6 per 100,000 population.

And we have damn near no limits on the availability of guns.

Any questions?

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