"If the logic is, it's useless to regulate guns because criminals will still break the law, then why have traffic laws? Why have any laws?" -Aasif Mandvi
2.98 Homicidal firearm-related Deaths per 100,000 Australia:
0.1 Homicidal firearm-related Deaths per 100,000 [2009 figure - 0.27 was 2003 figure]United Kingdom:
0.03 Homicidal firearm-related Deaths per 100,000 Japan:
0.07 Homicidal firearm-related Deaths per 100,000
University of Sydney:
December 2006: "The risk of dying by gunshot has halved since Australia destroyed 700,000 privately owned firearms, according to a new study published today in the international research journal, Injury Prevention.
By 2002/03, Australia's rate of 0.27 firearm-related homicides per 100,000 population had dropped to one-fifteenth that of the United States.
A study in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery found that the gun murder rate in the U.S. is almost 20 times higher than the next 22 richest and most populous nations combined
. Every one of those nations has stricter gun control laws.
Add together all the gun deaths in the 23 wealthiest countries in the world and 80 percent
of those are American deaths. Of all the children killed by guns in those nations, 87 percent are American kids.SourceFurther Reading:FactCheck.org: Gun Control in AustraliaMass Shootings in the US Since 2005 MapGun Control Is a Parenting IssueGun Control Reform is Long OverdueOur Dissociative Relationship With Gun ViolenceTips for talking to your children about the school shooting"When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?"
-- Rupert Murdoch on twitterTwelve Facts about Guns and Mass
Shootings Murders in the United StatesThe Geography of Gun Deaths
Fox News: Why does God allow evil?
- I can't watch this because my internet is capped. Someone watch it and tell me what they say. For fun: The Problem of Evil
Please, no, "Waaaaaaaaah, but regulating guns is taking guns away! Regulating guns punishes the gun owners! Regulation is bad! Why are you being so mean to owners of deadly weapons!" comments. I'm sick of hearing it.