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51. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Can't believe there's a site about this, but there you go.

52. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

That is scary tway

I think we should terraform Mars, and then everyone in the world who is in favour of carrying guns around for "protection" can go there, and everyone else stays here.

53. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Brendan

That is scary tway

I think we should terraform Mars, and then everyone in the world who is in favour of carrying guns around for "protection" can go there, and everyone else stays here.

Can you imagine arming students on campus? What do these lobbyists think will happen when hundreds of armed students - scared and trigger-happy - are suddenly faced with a hell-bent gunman? Sure, the gunman will eventually go down. And so will a hell of a lot of everybody else.

54. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

the united states sells more guns, and americans own more, then anywhere else in the world. The united states (not surprisingly) also has the highest firearm death rate among industrialized nations.

Death rate includes homicides, suicides and unintentional/undetermined;

USA: 10.08 deaths per 100,000 people;
Switserland: 6.40
France: 4.93
Finland: 4,51
Belgium: 3.67
Spain: 0.75
Poland: 0.44
England, Wales: 0.31
South-Korea: 0.10
Japan: 0.08
(source: Newsweek april 30, 2007)

55. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this already, but what are the statistics regarding death by suicide using a gun, given gun laws in various countries?

56. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting james

I don't know if anyone has mentioned this already, but what are the statistics regarding death by suicide using a gun, given gun laws in various countries?

For the USA;

29,645 gun deaths per year (on average) of which;

16,869 suicides
11,920 homicides
856 unintentional/undetermined

(source: Newsweek, april 30, 2007)

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 25, 2007, at 3:41 AM by wouterrr ]

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