And there is a lot of guns in America.
America has way more guns per capita than any other country on the planet. There are 89 guns per 100 residents in the USA… The closest developed country is Switzerland at 46 guns per 100. That is almost twice as many as 2nd place (for developed countries).
America also has more homicides per capita than any other developed country at 4.7 homicides per 100,000 people per year. (Although doesn’t even come close to some 3rd world countries like Honduras at 92 homicides)
Let’s compare:USA – 89 guns per 100 people, 4.7 homicides per 100,000 people Japan – 0.6 guns per 100 people, 0.4 homicides per 100,000 people
Doesn’t look to me like more guns makes a safer country.
But more guns doesn’t guarantee a more dangerous country either. You can see the opposite trend by comparing these two countries:Iceland – 30.3 guns per 100 people, 0.3 homicides per 100,000 peopleSouth Korea – 1.1 guns per 100 people, 2.6 homicides per 100,000 people
Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein