Fire-arm death rates Per 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 26. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/figures/00001168.gif
Why us? Some people say the reason is... Poverty America has a violent history Violent video games
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/unemployment-rates-list-by-countryhttp://www.tradingeconomics.com/unemployment-rates-list-by-country Is it Poverty? • Right now France’s unemployment rate is 9.8% when the U.S. has only 8.3%. • Yet in 2008 there were 142 gun murders in France when the U.S. had 9,484. www.gunpolicy.org
Is it our violent history? • Does Germany not have a violent history? • Remember this? --> But in 2004, Germany only had 247 gun homicides when the U.S. Had 9,385. (Gunpolicy.org)
Is it violent video games? Yet in 2002 Japan had 47 gun homicides when the U.S. Had 9,369. (gunpolicy.org) • Most of the violent video games come from japan, such as Mortal Kombat.
Is it Gothic Music? Germany is home to one of the biggest hard rock festivals in the world, Rock AM Ring. Including lots of Gothic music. Yet in 2008 Germany had 57 gun homicides when the U.S. Had 9,484 (gunpolicy.org)
How do we build tolerance? We all may not be in agreement with gun control laws but we need to build a tolerance for it. What the U.S. really needs is more control.
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