Lots of information in the press hollering about how the US is one of the WORST countries in the world for gun deaths… guess what, it’s not true.
If you look at homicide rates (non-justified killings/murders) this chart puts us at 103rd highest, below both the AVERAGE and the MEDIAN.
If you look at firearms homicides for countries that report that information (many of the highest murder rate contries DON’T report firearm homicides separately) we’re STILL below the median of the countries reporting, at 27th.
Even among developed countries, we’re only 5th, with Chile being comparable to us, Russia being two and a half times the US rate, Mexico being nearly 5 times the US rate, and Brazil being OVER 5 times the US rate.
I strongly encourage you to read the article at the first link… the amount and scope of lies we allow the press to tell, every day, is mind boggling.
Save this link, download the article and charts (just in case), learn some stats. If we want to protect our rights, we have to bring some truth to what people believe. Challenge those who would manipulate and lie to us and to everyone else who votes.