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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 11:25 AM
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2. still the highest rate of gun violence on the planet - good ol' USA, w'ere no. 1
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The U.S. has the highest rate of firearm deaths among 25 high-income nations.66 Another study concluded that among 36 high-income and upper-middle-income countries, the U.S. has the highest overall gun mortality rate.67

The overall firearm-related death rate among U.S. children under the age of 15 is nearly 12 times higher than that among children in 25 other industrialized nations combined.68

The firearm-related suicide rate for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old in the United States is nearly 11 times higher than that in 25 other developed countries.69

Americans own far more civilian firearms particularly handguns than people in other industrialized nations and U.S. gun laws are among the most lax in the world.70

http://www.lcav.org/statistics-polling/gun_violence_sta...
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