Gun Control Doesn’t Survive Christmas

This disturbing chart shows the number of times gun control has been mentioned in the news media since the Sandy Hook shooting.

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This is the view from Twitter:

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Source: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/gun-control-doesnt-survive-christmas-153146.html

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US Leads the Developed World in Gun Violence

Now here is a record only the NRA or GOA could be proud of:

The People of the United States own about 42% of all the world’s civilian-owned firearms yet have 5% of the total world population.  Gun homicides are several hundred percent higher than all advanced countries including England, France, Australia and Japan and 200% higher than in Canada.

Country

Civilian firearms per 100 residents[92]

Number of homicides by firearm[93]

Homicide by Firearms—rate per 100,000 population[93]

United States of America 89 9,960 3.2
Switzerland 46 51 0.5
Sweden[94] 31.6 92 1.0
France[95] 31.2 682 1.1
Canada 31 554 1.6
Germany[96] 30 158 0.2
Mexico 15 26,757 22.7
Australia[97] 15 229 1.0
Turkey[98] 12.5
England and Wales 6 41 0.1
Japan[99] 0.6 11 <0.01

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_States