AMERICA HAS 100 MILLION HANDGUNS & 34,000 HANDGUN DEATHS PER YEAR
America has 34,000 handgun deaths per year. Nearly 20,000 of those are suicide. Then add hunting accidents & Longarm deaths generally and you have as many people dying by gunshot as by motor vehicle accident. In short, a catastrophe! Increased availability of guns = greater likelihood of using guns! It’s simple really. 100 million handguns in circulation = most citizens are within 50 feet of a gun!
Australia – very strict gun laws, even criminals have a hard time getting guns! 280 homicides per year for the entire country, with fewer than 5 handgun deaths amongst them. Suicide rate – much lower than U.S. and most common method is overdose of prescription drugs. Many attempted suicides are saved after overdose. In the U.S., attempted suicide by gunshot is almost always irreversible!
Conclusion: Americans, stop arguing about the obvious! Look at the stats in every country with tight gun controls. It’s a stupid debate that only has losers. If you don’t get serious about gun control, close to 50,000 Americans will die a gun related death EVERY YEAR! And you know what that is? Crazy!!