The gap between U.S. gun deaths and other gun deaths is getting wider.

Stars and stripes on gun

Check out this study.

You can read more here, which includes this:

Using 2010 data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the academics found that firearm homicide rates were 25 times higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries.


One response to “The gap between U.S. gun deaths and other gun deaths is getting wider.

  1. When it says “comparable nations” I just giggle a bit because when it comes to the proliferation of firearms in a general population, nobody…nobody…compares to the United States…high income or otherwise. The fact that there’s about twice as many guns per capita in the United States than any other nation on the entire planet should make the Grinshteyn/Hemenway data unremarkable.

    “The United States has an enormous firearms problem.” No shit? I’m sorry to sound flippant but this isn’t really news.

    I read this morning that another study comparing high income nations shows that male life expectancy in the United States is shortened 5 months and 14 days because of the extent of firearm injury and death. The Guardian:

    “I was surprised by the sheer magnitude of the impact of firearm deaths, that they’re only 1%-2% of deaths in the US but responsible for 20% of the gap in life expectancy between the US and other countries in men,” said Andrew Fenelon, the lead author of the [JAMA research] letter.

    I was surprised, too. I thought male life expectancy would be cut a lot shorter due to guns here in America. A couple of years at least. So that’s news.

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