Guns and Gun Crime

Greater handgun supply does not correlate with increased rates of homicide or suicide.

International firearm ownership rates do not correlate with homicide rate.

Supply of handguns in the US has gone up, property crime has gone down.

Gun deaths account for a tiny fraction of overall death in the U.S.
The Red sections of each bar below represent deaths due to firearms.
In 2013, firearms accounted for a total of 1.3% of all deaths in the U.S.

Some people claim that over 32,000 people per year die from gun violence.
The fact is, 64% of all firearm deaths are suicides.

The gun control debate misses the point:

 

FULL ESSAY HERE

 

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