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Gun Crime & Ownership

GUN CRIME & OWNERSHIP Arm Yourself With the Facts TYPES OF GUNS SEMI-AUTOMATIC .::.. When the trigger is pressed semi-automatic guns fire ONE ROUND AR-15 THE U.S.A. A child in the U.S. is 13 times more likely to be killed in a gun homicide than a child in Finland, France or New Zealand, :: THE U.K. Guns gre next to impossible to legally obtain in the U.K. Homicide rate in England and Wales has averaged 15% higher since 1997, when new gun laws took effect. The U.K. still has one of lowest ISRAEL Israel rejects 40% of its applications for a gun, the highest rate of rejection of any Country in the world. AUSTRALIA Australia banned all semi-automatic and automatic rifles and VIOLENT CRIME Violent crime related to gangs or organized crime is highest in the Americas, particularly Central America. shotguns in 1996. The risk of dying by gunshot in Australia was cut in half over the next decade. THE AR-15 IS THE MOST WIDELY KNOWN SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE IN THE WORLD. MOST rates of gun homicides in the world. HUNTING RIFLES AND HAND- GUNS ARE CLASSIFIED AS SEMI-AUTOMATIC. THE U.S.A. IS NOT #1 FOR GLOBAL GUN VIOLENCE AUTOMATIC 14 OTHER COUNTRIES RANKED HIGHER FOR GUN VIOLENCE PER CAPITA IN 2009: When the trigger is pressed automatic guns fire 1. HONDURAS 6. COLOMBIA 11. BELIZE 2. JAMAICA 7. TRINIDAD 12. MEXICO 3. ST. KITTS/NEVIS 8. PANAMA 13. PARAGUAY MANY ROUNDS 4. VENEZUELA 9. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 14. NICARAGUA 5. GUATEMALA. 10. BAHAMAS 15. UNITED STATES AK-47 IN THE UNITED STATES OUT OF EVERY 3 MOST LIKELY TO OWN A GUN PERSONALLY OWN A GUN Men aged 35 to 54 with no college education are more 23% THE AK-47 IS THE MOST WIDELY KNOWN AUTOMATIC RIFLE OF ADULT WOMEN likely than their Counterparts to be 46% ASSAULT WEAPON gun owners. OF ADULT MEN This term has different meanings across various states. It most often refers to gun features such as detachable magazines, bayonet mounts, threaded barrels, folding stocks, and flash #1 IN GUN OWNERSHIP WORLDWIDE 3RD SWITZERLAND (43 GUNS PER 100 PEOPLE) 2ND YEMEN (55 GUNS PER 100 PEOPLE) 1ST U.S.A. (90 GUNS PER 100 PEOPLE) suppressors. TYPES OF GUNS OWNED BY U.S. GUN OWNERS: 59% ( 63%) 58% PISTOLS ARE SOMETIMES INCIUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF THE U.S.A, ACCOUNTS AND 35 TO 50% OF "ASSAULT WEAPONS" FOR ONLY 5% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION THE WORLD'S GUNS. RIFLE SHOTGUN HANDGUN GUN VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES RATE OF DEATH MURDER CRIME RATE SUICIDE The rate of death in the U.S. from firearms is 8 times higher than that of its economic counterparts 8x VIOLENT CRIME In the last 40 years, the number of violent crimes has WITH A GUN 68% of all murders are committed with a firearm. Homicides of teens are more likely to be committed with a firearm than other weapons. ALL-TIME HIGH Suicide by gun is at all time high (19,392 in 2010, 6.28 per 100,000, highest since 1998) dropped by 65% IN THE HOME 83 percent of gun-related deaths in the home are from suicide, often by someone other than the gun owner NON-FATAL 24TH PLACE The U.S. has the 24th highest murder rate in the world. Since 1996, less than 10% of non-fatal violent crimes involved a firearm CONCEALED WEAPONS IN THE UNITED STATES ALASKA, ARIZONA, VERMONT AND WYOMING ALLOWED DO NOT REQUIRE PERMITS TO CARRY NO PERMIT REQUIRED CONCEALED WEAPONS. ALLOWED NEW YORK CITY HAS THE MOST RESTRICTIVE PERMITS ISSUED EASILY CONCEALED WEAPONS LAWS IN THE U.S. IN MOST AREAS OTHER RESTRICTIVE STATES INCLUDE HAWAII, MARYLAND, AND NEW JERSEY. ALLOWED MANY RESTRICTIONS IN ILLINOIS, CONCEALED WEAPONS WERE BANNED UNTIL 2013. NEW LAWS ARE BEING BANNED WRITTEN FOR THE PERMIT PROCESS. NEW LAWS COMING SOURCES • • • • • • • lessons-in-newtown/ • -the-world_n_2321894.html • Global_study_on_homicide_Key_findings.pdf facebook-posts/the-us-is-no-in-gun-violence-is-it/ • • weapons-what-are-they-and-should-they • • • Kellermann AL and Waeckerle JF. Preventing Firearm Injuries. • concealed-carry-permits-within-last-10-years Ann Emerg Med July 1998; 32:77-79) • • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,1997:46.101-105.) carry-models-20121230_1_gun-laws-gun-issue-typical-gun-owner • • • Infographic presented by: instant Kcheckmate Find the truth about onyone I|

Gun Crime & Ownership

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There are some very strong opinions in America, when it comes to gun control and ownership rights, but not all of them are based on facts.


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