Friday, January 14, 2011

The Simple Arithmetic of US Gun Homicides

For every 100 people in the U.S. there are about 90 civilian-owned firearms. [1]

More than 12,000 Americans are murdered with firearms every year. [2]

Let's call that 1,000 gun homicides a month
250 firearm murders each week
36 every day
three an hour

Guns don't kill people
People kill people...mainly
People clutching guns

Do the arithmetic.

[1] Small Arms Survey 2007
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Geneva, Switzerland.

[2] Table 2
National Vital Statistics Reports 
Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2008 
by Arialdi M. MiniƱo, MPH; Jiaquan Xu, M.D.; and Kenneth D. Kochanek, M.A. Division of Vital Statistics 


Anonymous said...

I totally agree! there are too many stupid people on this planet!

thank goodness we have the right to bear arms...we need to protect ourselves from them!

Anonymous said...

how many die from stabbings? ban knives. Cars? Ban cars. Ban everything. give up your rights, eat the right food, work out just right, why can't we all just get along? let's just love one another...crummy easy belief theology has robbed the gospel of the IS fallen and he can't, wont get up on his own, God must reach down and breath new life into those bones...the earth is fallen and only the gospel saves...heaven is for His Glory to shine, you are beating your head against the goads if you think evil will disappear until that final day, it IS the pollution that still clings to our very souls...TRUST IN CHRIST ALONE! He alone saves!