Paranoia Strikes Back

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Paranoia Strikes Back
In reply to Paljas, Mar 1, 2013

Paljas wrote:

Slider44 wrote:

Mentor_1 wrote:

The greater the fear of being attacked the more you arm yourselves and the more you arm yourselves the greater the chance of being attacked so you get bigger and better arms as does everyone else and you fear even more. Great for the gun makers, doctors, lawyers, morticians but not for the paranoid lot. The good side to this it cannot be perpetual, you'll all kill each other off eventually and already have a good start.

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Stop global whining
Stupid should hurt
Keep your business in town to keep your town in business

Just want to give you some facts if I may.

Here goes. Homicide rates based on GUN OWNERSHIP per 100,000 population.

#1. Honduras. (68.43 homicides per 100K population) Est. 500,000 gun owners.

#2. El Salvador. (39.9 homicides per 100K population) Est. 400,000 gun owners.

#3. Jamaica. (39.4 homicides per 100K population) Est. 215,000 gun owners.

#4. Venezuela. (38.97 homicides per 100K population ) Est. 2,850,000 gun owners

#5. Guatemala. (34.81 homicides per 100K population) Est. 1,650,000 gun owners.



#28. United States. (2.97 homicides per 100K population) Est. 270,000,000 gun owners.

Note: The United States clearly ranks #1 in gun ownership based on total population world wide, but ranks 28th (of reporting countries that is) of homicides per 100K population at 2.97

Note: Jamaica has a 39.4 rate per 100K, yet owns only an estimated 215,000 guns in their country. Form your own opinions of why.

Note: Please note the high number of homicides per 100K of the top 5 countries, and then note the number of estimated guns owned in those countries. Again, form your own opinions of why.

Thanks for reading.

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So 270 million of the 315 million population of the USA own guns?

See the column of average guns per 100 population.  The USA is 88.8 average guns per 100 populations.

Now, please keep in mind that MANY guns owners, own more than one gun.  In fact, my bet is that 95% of gun owners own more than 3 guns.  I own 3, my son owns 10, and I have a friend at work that is a gun collector who owns over 30 himself.

So, that figure is kind of unrepresentative, because many here in the USA (and I am sure in other countries as well) are nothing more than collectors.

80 million of the 315 million are under 18. Does that mean that under 18's can own firearms or are these some of the illegal owners?

I am sure we have illegal owners of guns here.  Heck, Chicago should confirm that since crime on the South Side of Chicago is out of control, and guns are banned in Illinois.  And yes, I am sure juveniles in those areas have illegal guns.  That is a problem, and I am sure any American will agree with that.

Check out South Africa stats.

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