Since this is a day dedicated to peace, here are some sources for those of you interested in facts and data and stuff:

Gun homicides and gun ownership listed by country (Guardian)
Harvard Injury Control Research Center says results are clear: more guns = more homicide.
12 Facts About Guns in the U.S. (Washington Post)
The gun control that works (Economist)
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (The Atlantic)
Battleground America: The United States of Guns (New Yorker)
Six facts about guns, violence, and gun control (Washington Post)
The money behind the Newtown massacre (Fortune)
The Geography of U.S. Gun Violence: Gun deaths correlate to per capita gun ownership (The Atlantic)
Fifteen things to know about Australia’s incredibly effective gun clampdown (Quartz)
• Pro Publica also reviews The Best Reporting on Guns in America

The factual data is pretty sobering . . .

Category: Data Analysis, Really, really bad calls

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2 Responses to “Gun Stats, Research and Sources”

  1. [...] The Big Picture as a good reference list of gun related subjects — all revealing more guns, more killing. Especially this report from the Harvard School of Public health: Using survey data on rates of household gun ownership, we examined the association between gun availability and homicide across states, 2001-2003. We found that states with higher levels of household gun ownership had higher rates of firearm homicide and overall homicide. This relationship held for both genders and all age groups, after accounting for rates of aggravated assault, robbery, unemployment, urbanization, alcohol consumption, and resource deprivation (e.g., poverty). There was no association between gun prevalence and non-firearm homicide. [...]

  2. [...] not all just based on my feelings and spirituality though. Click this link to learn some harrowing gun facts (with sources)! So, to move on to another [...]