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Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

JLV Silver badge

Sure. But sort the list by Total, descending.

Honduras

Venezuela

El Salvador

Swaziland

Guatemala

Jamaica

Colombia

Brazil

Panama

Uruguay

USA

These are countries before you. You do know Latin and Central America have a really bad reputation for safety and homicides? Low police budgets, corruption and notorious incompetence. These are pretty much all 3rd world countries.

Are these your peers? The first two Western countries that appear are Finland and Switzerland, at a third of your rate. Switzerland, for one, has had interesting stats wrt to gun suicides and issuance of weapons to military reservists.

https://www.thetrace.org/2016/09/military-suicides-switzerland-gun-suicide-prevention/

>when you have a larger population these things are bound to happen, this statement is from facts.

This is deaths per 100000, so how does a larger population figure into it???

I actually have a fair bit of sympathy for the US on this. The Constitution is an admirable document, the amount of coercion needed to effect strict gun control would be off the charts, and there are no easy fixes at this point - too many guns are already in the system to quickly fix this. What looks obvious to the rest of us would be anything but in practice, even if there was the political will.

But claiming "guns don't kill people" is disingenuous and ignores the practical experience of most countries with similar wealth/governance as the US.

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