The United States has the 28th-highest rate of deaths from gun violence in the world: 4.43 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017 — far greater than what is seen in other wealthy countries.
On a state-by-state calculation, the rates can be even higher. In the District of Columbia, the rate is 16.34 per 100,000 — the highest in the United States. In Louisiana, the rate is 10.68 per 100,000. In Texas and Ohio — the scene of two mass shootings at the beginning of August — the rates are close to the national average: 4.74 per 100,000 in Texas and 4.60 in Ohio.
And the national rate of gun violence in the U.S. is higher than in many low-income countries.
Left out from the article is that over 60% of the US deaths from gun violence in the US is from suicide. Take out suicide and the US falls to 62nd in guns death. So when you hear the news reader or politician say the US leads the world in gun deaths they are lying.
Reason: corrected the typo in the title
It's sad to see that the wealthiest country can't take care of some of its most vulnerable. Aside from that, how did we wind up using violence as the solution to settle our differences?
Freedom baby!ShiftyMutt wrote:QR_BBPOST Aside from that, how did we wind up using violence as the solution to settle our differences?