The U.S. does NOT have the world highest gun-homicide rate.
From Gun Retort
Short Retort[edit | edit source]
- True. Countries with civil wars, domestic terrorism, and high poverty have higher gun-homicide rates.
- The U.S. has the world highest gun-homicide rate among high-income countries.
- The U.S. has the highest rate of mass-shooters among all countries.
Claim Rationale[edit | edit source]
Gun-grabbers exaggerate American gun-violence. It's not that bad.
Retort Deep-Dive[edit | edit source]
- CommonGround True. Of 131 countires, US ranks in the top 50% of murder-by-any-means (SOURCE* UN): http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=UNODC&f=tableCode%3a1%3bYearId%3a5&c=2,3,5,6,8,10&s=Rate:desc&v=1
- Yet, for gun-only murders, the US ranks in the top 20% of 117 countries (SOURCE* UNODC, Small Arms Survey, Guardian Datablog): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/gun-homicides-ownership/table/
- And, if we compare apples to apples, and limit the stats to the 21 countries who are our economic peers (like Australia, Canada, and the UK), and exclude underdeveloped and 3rd world countries (like Honduras and Venezuela):
- the US is #1 in all homicides, BY FAR
- and #1 in gun homicides, BY FAR
- (SOURCE* Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation): http://www.humanosphere.org/science/2016/06/visualizing-gun-deaths-comparing-u-s-rest-world/#prettyPhoto