Do you own a gun? Either way, you probably have an opinion on gun control. To dispel some of the hype, today we’re going to try to take a look at the facts. We’ll lay out the pros and cons and hopefully help you come to your own conclusion on the matter. These are 25 Facts About Gun Control In The US You Might Want To Know.
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Although the US has only 5% of the world's population, it has nearly 50% of the world's civilian owned guns. In fact, there are more guns than people.
Those statistics don't tell the full story though. So let's dive into it. Most firearm deaths in the US are from suicide (more than two thirds); the other third are homicides.
Almost all of those homicides happen in poor neighborhoods (like some infamous parts of Chicago).
Most people in Chicago, however, go their whole life without ever hearing or seeing a gun.
In fact, the high level of violent crime in the US is perpetrated by small networks of people, most of who know each other, and most of whom don't wander far from their turf e.g. gangs.
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