On Guns, America Stands Out - NYTimes.comQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|"Sometimes I think the best argument is raw data. This is one of those times," says Mr. Blow, who provides an astonishing table... which "shows how shamefully we measure up against other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Among the O.E.C.D. countries that the World Bank groups as "high income," America has the highest gun homicide rate, the highest number of guns per capita and the highest rate of deaths due to assault. In fact, America has more homicides by gun than all of the other high-income O.E.C.D. countries combined.|
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