Number One with a Bullet

I was glad to receive this link recently. The video contains statistics I had wondered about for years, but hadn’t taken the time to look them up. In the USA, we have 90 guns for every 100 people,  far more guns per capita than any other country on earth. Serbia comes in second with only 58.2.

In spite of this fact (or maybe even because of it), our murder rate is low. Out of 218 nations, our annual murder rate comes in at number 111, placing us “near the top of the bottom half.”

Next time you year that America has  the highest murder rate in the world, you’ll know we’re not even close. Honduras is number 1, with 90 murders per 100,000 people in 2012. Our rate was 4.7, placing our murder rate below that of most other countries.

So you say even one murder is too many? Of course it is. So let’s focus on stopping murder instead of stopping guns.

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