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.