Surprising statistics from the National Post. These are statistics up to 2007. They clearly show that Americans are tops among gun owners but do not get much bang for their buck. Americans murder people with guns (I know this is a dangling modifier, but this early in the morning I can’t figure a way around it) at a rate of 2.9 per 100,000 of population while in Honduras they kill 68.4 per 100,000. Does this mean that Americans can’t shoot as well as people from Honduras? One can only speculate.
Canada is pathetic with a rate of .51. And we all know about the French — in France they manage to kill only .06 people per 100,000 of population, clearly a wan and degraded race.
Gun ownership around the world: Graphic | Graphics | News | National Post.
The NRA says we need assault weapons to defend the US against a coup. Apparently all those guns and killings in Honduras didn’t prevent the overthrow of the democratically elected government. Oh, wait! That’s what the guns are for! To overthrow elected governments when right wing cabals don’t like them!