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?

Author: foureyedcurmudgeon

The Four-Eyed Curmudgeon is a middle-aged male who is everything right-wing America despises: he is a big-city, ivy league-educated, liberal Jew. He currently resides in a suburb of Philadelphia. He chooses anonymity for the time being because this is his first experience blogging and he wants to get comfortable with it, and see if he likes it, before he exposes himself (figuratively speaking, of course) to the world.

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