Joe Nation wrote:
"Of the world's 36 wealthiest nations, the U.S. gun death rate for 1994 was the highest at 14.24 per 100,000 people. Asian countries had the lowest rates followed by England and Wales. In 1994, the U.S. accounted for 45 percent of the 88,649 gun deaths in those 36 nations."
Nice "fact" that doesn't mean a whole lot. The larger % of the 14.42 number are suicides for one thing.
Also, getting rid of guns doesn't eliminate the problem. The rate of unnatural deaths is higher (by far) in Estonia, Hungary, Finland, Denmark, France, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Mexico and Portugal.
They just found other means to kill others and themselves.