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The US Is the Only Country Where There Are More Guns Than People
2018-11-12T23:25:58Z - Joanna Pearlstein / Wired
But even subtracting suicides, the US's death rate from guns remains far ahead of every single European nation and nearly every Asian one.) Canada, for its part, may have a lot of guns as well, as the chart below shows, but its citizens don't often die from gunfire; the country ranks 72nd in the world for deaths from firearms. If Barack Obama had succeeded in passing stronger gun laws, would it have helped save lives? On a state-by-state basis, there's a general correlation between stronger gun laws and lower rates of firearm deaths. Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey all receive higher marks for their laws and have comparatively lower death rates from guns.

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