Paranoia Strikes Back

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Re: Paranoia Strikes Back
In reply to drh681, Mar 1, 2013

drh681 wrote:

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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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.

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#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.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

Thanks for reading.

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

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?


As far as I know there is no age limit on owning a firearm.

In the United States, it is 18 to own a shotgun or rifle, and 21 to own a handgun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law_in_the_United_States#Prohibited_persons

Some states may have age limits on the purchase of firearms.

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