Re: Gun Confication Letters being sent out
You're not taking into account the actual population. You're just saying we have more people but less incidents with guns while America has less people and more incidents.
Originally Posted by Ira
The real ratio should be somewhere within x amount of incidents for x amount of guns. Ie. If I have 10 people, 1 gun, 1 incident. I have a 100% rate of incident vs 10 people, 10 guns, 1 incident at only 10%.
So the average I'd say would be more along the lines of...
Estimated guns possession: 3.36/100
Estimated overall guns: 40,000,000
Deaths by Firearm in 2008: 6219
My ratio of deaths/guns: 0.0155% of the guns in India are actually used to take the life of a human, whether it be intentional or accident.
Estimated guns possession: 101.5/100
Estimated overall guns: 270,000,000-310,000,000
Deaths by Firearm in 2008: 31593
My ratio of deaths/guns: 0.0117-0.0101% of the guns in America are actually used to take the life of a human, whether it be intentional or accident.
That means, in India, you have a higher chance of being killed by an owner of a gun then you do in America.
Furthermore, the main issue Americans are having about gun control isn't the fact to protect their families, to use for sport, etc. The main reason Americans are upset is because, to bear arms is our Constitutional Right. As an American, we're entitled to freedom. To take away just 1 Right on our Constitution is showing us that the government has the power to take away all our rights. We don't fight for weapons that can kill, we fight for freedom that our ancestors had to stain their hands and die for.