Thursday, December 31, 2015

it's as bad (or good) as you thought

From the New York Times: The Year In Charts

A number of interesting graphs here, but I will re-post only one:

"The evidence is overwhelming: More guns mean more deaths. In the United States, which has more guns in the hands of civilians than does any other developed country, gun-related deaths per 100,000 inhabitants vastly exceed the level in those countries. Meanwhile, countries such as Britain and Japan have small numbers of guns in private hands and very few gun-related deaths. Between 2001 and 2013, domestic gun violence killed more people in the United States than AIDS, illegal drug overdoses, wars and terrorism combined."

[emphasis mine - DRT]

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