25 Facts About Guns And Getting Shot That You Might Not Be Aware Of

Guns have been around every since people discovered how to propel things using explosions. Although gunpowder has also found some less violent uses (fireworks for example), for the most part it has led to a drastic change in the way violence and war are waged. One could say that the development of gunpowder determined the course of human history. It was the Europeans, for example, that came to the Americas with guns and not vice versa. Due to the interesting way in which human history developed, guns have determined the geography, demographics, wealth, and borders of today’s world. Even though the developed world has seen a period of relative peace for the past half century, guns are still a fierce a topic of debate, especially in places like the United States. Without going into the politics, however, today we are going to look at some interesting facts behind these lethal weapons. Some of the facts are quirky, some are serious, some deal with history, and others deal with the actual feelings you might experience were you to get shot. So, whatever you are looking for you are sure to find something interesting on this list of 25 facts about guns and getting shot that you might not be aware of.

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The United States leads the world in gun ownership with 88 guns per 100 citizens. Serbia (69.7) , Yemen (54.8), and Switzerland (45.7) follow behind.

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The US has the 28th highest gun related homicide rate in the world (3.2 deaths per 100,000 people annually).

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According to the FBI there were 8,855 murders in the US in 2012

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However, most gun related deaths in the US are suicides. In fact, in 2012 there were about 20,000 suicides (compared to the 11,000 murders)

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The company Daisy Outdoor Products used to sell windmills. With each windmill they would include a BB gun. The guns became so popular that they stopped selling windmills and started only selling the BB guns.

The company Daisy Outdoor Products used to sell windmills. With each windmill they would include a BB gun. The guns became so popular that they stopped selling windmills and started only selling the BB guns.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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