In the wake of the theatre shootings in Aurora, Colorado there are been a revival of the heated debated for or against gun control. Being an evil-godless-socialist-left-leaning-hippie-feminazi I’m sure you can guess where I stand on the issue. But that’s neither here nor there.
This morning the National Post had an interesting article that didn’t lean one way or the other but had this nifty graph that shows the correlation (or lack thereof) between gun ownership and shooting homicides. I myself am a very visual person so I like when things are laid out for me visually. Click the link below to see, because I’m not stealing their copyrighted graphic.
It’s a good source of information for those of you planning to jump into internet arguments about gun control on this fine Sunday afternoon.
Interestingly, it doesn’t really show a correlation between number of guns and gun killings. Some of the highest number/per capita killings are in Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala. The countries we ignorant folk in more privileged countries tend to think of as ‘Cartel Countries’. Yet those countries have very few guns per capita. While the countries with the highest number of guns per capita were the U.S., Switzerland, and Finland in that order.