Even with the stats, it is unreasonable to compare the number of deaths in each category.Quote:
Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer
Highway deaths: More cars than guns, more death by cars than guns. Plus, anyone can get a drivers licence.
Flu deaths: Usually kills elderly, infants and people with weak immune systems, which I am sure total more than the number of people who own a gun.
Gun deaths: Here are some stats I found.
Comparison of U.S. gun homicides to other industrialized countries:
In 1998 (the most recent year for which this data has been compiled), handguns murdered:
373 people in Germany
151 people in Canada
57 people in Australia
19 people in Japan
54 people in England and Wales, and
11,789 people in the United States
(*Please note that these 1998 numbers account only for HOMICIDES, and do not include suicides, which comprise and even greater number of gun deaths, or unintentional shootings).
- Provided by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Though it should be noted that the population difference has a factor in the number of deaths, since the USA has almost 200 million more over any country mentioned except Japan (Which has the lowest gun death), so that right away should say something.
As of 2004 the following countries had a population of:
Canada - 32,507,874
USA - 293,027,571
Japan - 127,333,002