Geof Stone on Gun Violence in the US

Gun Crazy
Geoffrey R. Stone
The Huffington Post
December 20, 2012

Over the last 20 years, the percentage of Americans who think our laws regulating the sale and possession of firearms should be made stricter has declined from 78 percent to 43 percent.

Over the last 20 years, approximately 260,000 Americans have been murdered by firearms. The firearm homicide rate in the United States is 3.7 for every 100,000 people.

The average firearm homicide rate for Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and Spain is .22 per 100,000 people.

Thus, the firearm homicide rate in the United States is approximately 17 times higher than in our peer nations.

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