Heh, factor abortions into that average and the numbers are abysmally low for most “developed” nations.
Most killed and injured by guns are bad guys being killed or injured by good guys with guns.
Wait until Obamacare kicks in!
Nice try, Brits.
You just might want to do a bit more correlating with respect to particular “cultures” and gun deaths.
Once you account for this, recalculate...and see what happens.
The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review came anywhere close to that ratio.
Let's say that the average age of death of those 6 people is 20 and their life expectancy would have been 80 years. So you lose 6*60=360 years of life expectancy per 100,000 people or an average of 1.3 days of life expectancy. I expect that potato chips have a greater effect.
These stats are a lie (30K gun deaths). According to the FBI, for 2011, there were between 12K and 13K gun deaths.
But our “murder rate” needs to be normed to give any meaningful number. There’s no reason to pretend that most of the population shares the same rate as the heavily black and hispanic areas of Detroit, Camden, Florida, the Worst cities of California, St. Louis,,, etc.
Most normal people simply do not share this risk.
Lumping us in with them is like lumping us in with Mexico because we are all in North America.
No F*CKING Propaganda in that “info graphic” whatsoever or hackneyed agenda....no sir err bob... /sarc
Notice how the one un-armed person in the top is female and all the others are Males.... That is sexist, i know plenty of female gun owners.
The United States has far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation in part because there are so many residents who own guns and store them in unlocked places in their homes.
Prove it. Show the FBI/DOJ crime stats that support that statement..
This, if it follows a natural sequence, will end in a coup and a brutal dictatorship being established.
Could never happen here?? - don't fool yourself.
Most of those gun deaths are suicides.
Of the remainder, most of THOSE are scum killing scum at no net loss to society.
Another inconvenient fact: if you factor out murders committed by Blacks and “Hispancs” (who get counted as “White”) our murder rate is lower than the UK and most of Europe.
It isn’t the guns; its the scum.
Sources: Brady Campaign...
Of course! No bias there! /s
Texas is a Glock??? REALLY???? A lousy handgun? Texas should be an AK. The mag is curved just right.
What is the life expectancy of a Christian in Egypt or Syria these days. Or the life expectancy in Aids ridden Africa.
This is simply lieing with statistics. The major reason that the U.S. life expectancy is lower than many other countries is that we count early and very premie births as “live births”. Most other countries do not do so. If the baby dies within a few hours of being born, it is not counted as a “live birth” and so is not added into the death statistics.
The other lie is about “gun deaths” which they list as 30,000, when two thirds of that figure is suicides. A large number of European nations and Japan have much higher suicide rates than we do, often enough to overpower our higher murder rates.
“Gun deaths” is a propaganda metric designed to delegitimize guns. One could as easily talk about “hospital deaths” and how we could stop millions of “hospital deaths” each year if we banned hospitals.
Uh, automobiles kill way more people than guns.