Thursday, July 30, 2015

America’s Gun Sickness, Graphed

Our brief reprieve from high-profile mass killings has already been broken. Even though nothing will likely happen legislatively after this latest tragedy to help prevent it happening again, it’s still important to talk about the issue and keep fighting for saner national gun policies.

The Young Turks, July 2015

John Iadarola (Think Tank), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), Jayar Jackson, and Michael Shure (Al Jazeera America) break it down on tonight’s Power Panel.

"In developed countries, there is a strong correlation between the number of guns and incidences of gun violence. In 2012, the US, which has the most guns per capita, also had the most firearm-related homicides of developed countries. Japan, which has the lowest rate of gun ownership, had the least…

Looking at the entire world, countries in Central America like Honduras, El Salvador, or Mexico have the most gun homicides per capita. But among the developed countries, none gets even close to the US.”*

Read more here: These graphics show just how much of an insane outlier the US is on guns VOX Criminal Justice

There have been 204 mass shootings — and 204 days — in 2015 so far The washington Post

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