The Fight For OurRight To Bear Arms Michael Barajas
Guns in the U.S. Privately owned firearms- 270,000,000 (89 guns per 100 people) Number 1 country with the most guns owned by licensed civilians U.S. Military is reported to have 3,054,553 firearms Law Enforcement has 879,400 firearms In 2009 the U.S. exported $689,170,603 worth of guns and ammunition to other countries, mainly for military purposes. U.S. imported $1,585,242,738 worth of guns and ammunition
Gun Related Deaths • Firearm homicides for 2010 (including accidental)- 11,078 -3.6 per 100,000 people • Number 28 in the world for gun related homicides behind #1 Brazil, #2 Colombia, #3 Mexico, and #4 Venezuela (all of which have heavy cartel activity) • Homicide by firearm rate per 100,000 pop. U.S. is ranked #28 • Gang related homicides without the involvement of drugs was about 4000 • Homicides committed by the mentally ill was around 900 • Gun deaths without a known motive were around 200 • How many more of the 11,078 were in self-defense?
Effects of the War on Drugs Drug Cartels from Mexico and other latin countries are spilling into the U.S. About 8000 deaths a year in Mexico related to drug cartels 3,232,691 lbs. of marijuana were confiscated in 2008 as well as 21,986 lbs. of cocaine, 3,765 lbs. of methanphetamines, and 795 lbs. of heroin
Homicide Facts Handgun homicides- 5100 (estimated) Rifle Homicides- 3000 (estimated) Shotgun Homicides- 1000 (estimated) Automatic Weapon homicides- 2000 (estimated)
In 2009 10,839 people were killed due to alcohol related crashes There were 22,848 motor vehicle fatalities not including alcohol Homicides by beating without a weapon were around 800
www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/acc-inj.htm http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/22/us/BORDER.html?ref=drugtrafficking http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/mexico/drug_trafficking/index.html http://justiceresponse.blogspot.com/2010/10/human-trafficking-begin-to-eclipse-drug.html http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/research/gun_trafficking.html http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-states http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list http://www.timeisnotlinear.com/Pics/Murders%20by%20Weapon%20Type.png http://gfbrandenburg.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/homicides-by-weapon-type.jpg http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/01/gun-violence-us-cities-compared-deadliest-nations-world/4412/