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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
GUNS: THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL
The United States sells more guns - and Americans own more - than anywhere else in the world. Not surprisingly, we also have the highest firearm death rate among industrialized nations. A closer look at how we stack up:

UNITED STATES
29,645 Deaths, 856 Unintentional/undetermined, 11,920 Homicides, 16,869 Suicides
10.08 Deaths per 100,000 people

SPAIN
309 Deaths,34 Unintentional/undetermined, 97 homicides, 178 Suicides
0.75 Deaths per 100,000 people

FRANCE
2,964 Deaths, 408 Unintentional/undetermined, 170 Homicides, 2,306 Suicides
4.93 Deaths per 100,000 people

BELGIUM
379 Deaths, 31 Unintentional/undetermined, 59 homicides, 289 Suicides
3.67 Deaths per 100,000 people

ENGLAND,WALES
159 Deaths, 21 Unintentional/undetermined, 23 Homicides, 119 Suicides
0.31 Deaths per 100,000 people

SWITZERLAND
459 Deaths, 7 Undetermine/unintentional, 40 Homicides, 412 Suicides
6.40 Deaths per 100,000 people

FINLAND
325 Deaths, 3 Undetermine/unintentional, 32 Homicides, 200 Suicides
4.51 Deaths per 100,000 people

POLAND
171 Deaths, 69 Undetermined/unintentional,79 Homicides, 23 Suicides
0.44 Deaths per 100,000 people

SOUTH KOREA
49 Deaths, 10 Undetermined/unintentional, 22 Homicides, 17 Suicides
0.10 Deaths per 100,000 people

JAPAN
96 Deaths, 14 Undetermined/unintentional, 35 Homicides, 47 Suicides
0.08 Deaths per 100,000 people


THE WORLD' S WEAPONS OF CHOICE
TOP 3 HANDGUNS AND TOP 3 ASSAULT RIFLES, ORIGINAL PRODUCER AND MINIMUM NUMBER PRODUCED TO DATE.

Makarov 9mm Izhmash (Russia) 20 million

Glock 9mm Glock (Austria) 2.5 million

FN 9mm Browning Series FN Herstal (Belgium) 1.3 million

Kalashnikov AK series Izhmash (Russia) 70 - 100 million

M16 Series Armalite/Colt (U.S.) 12 million

G3 Heckler & Koch (Germany) 7 million


UNDER THE LAW
A SAMPLING OF GUN LAWS, BY NATION

United States: Legislated at federal and state levels. Federal law restricts the purchase of fully automatic weapons. States vary on gun ownership restrictions.

Japan: Handgun are prohibited. Shotguns are very strictly regulated and riffle permits can be obtained only after owning a shotgun for 10 years.

France: Firearms must be registered, except for sporting rifles. A sports Federation license or hunting permit is required to request an ownership permit.

Brazil: Permits are issued only to police and others in high-risk professions. Anyone carrying a gun without a license is subject to four years in prison.

Russia: Handguns are banned. Citizens can purchase hunting rifles. To obtain a license several documents , inclduing a mental-health cerrificate, are required.

Britain: Banned semiautomatic and pump-action centerfire rifles in 1987 and handguns in 1997. There is strict licnesing and registration for all other firearms.


CIVILIAN ARSENALS

--------------------- TOTAL FIREARMS ---- FIREARMS PER 100 PERSONS
United States .......... 270,000,000 .......... 90
Yemen .................... 11,500,000 ............ 61
Finland .................... 2,900,000 ............ 56
Switzerland .............. 3,400,000 ............ 46
Iraq .......................... 9,750,000 ............ 39
Serbia ....................... 3,050,000 ............ 38
France ...................... 19,000,000 ........... 32
Canada ...................... 9,950,000 ............ 31
Sweden ...................... 2,800,000 ............ 31
Austria ....................... 2,500,000 ............ 31
Germany .................... 25,000,000 ........... 30

EXPORTING COUNTRIES
By SALES, IN MILLIONS FO U.S. DOLLARS

United States ..... $533
Italy .................. $250
Brazil ................. $164
Germany ............ $159
Belgium .............. $145
Russia ................ $130
China .................. $100
Austria ................ $86
U.K. ..................... $79
Japan ................... $65
Switzerland ........... $54


(Source:NEWSWEEKMAG by: Jessica Ramirez
posted by infraternam meam @ 6:42 AM  
1 Comments:
  • At 11:54 PM, Blogger Misha said…

    thank you so much sir!

    and for students who will use this info but need to cite their work and sources, i found it:

    http://hei.unige.ch/sas/files/sas/home/2007-04-30%20Newsweek.pdf

    misha from philly <3

     
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