We all know more people die in the US from gunshots, that stands to reason. There is over 200 million guns legally owned in the US, someone gets shot they are more likely to die than if they were stabbed. Lets look at some other statistics:
Burglaries (per capita) :
United Kingdom: 13.8321 per 1,000 people
United States: 7.09996 per 1,000 people
Car thefts (per capita):
United Kingdom: 5.6054 per 1,000 people
United States: 3.8795 per 1,000 people
And the one I find most amusing, Frauds (per capita):
United Kingdom: 5.28324 per 1,000 people
United States: 1.25721 per 1,000 people
Do you think the possibility of getting shot may preclude a lot of these crimes from happening in the US?
One thing that should be noted is a lot of the gun violence in the US is criminals shooting criminals.
Before you go taking everyones guns away you have to consider the following.
1. These guns are quite valuable and have been legally purchased, the consumer should be compensated and this would cost an astronomical amount of money.
2. You're not going to take them out of the hands of criminals, there is huge black market now and making them illegal will only increase the availability of them to the criminal element.
3. Some of these guns are family heirlooms dating back centuries and cannot be replaced for any amount of money.
4. The hunting industry in the US is somewhere in the neighborhood of a 80 Billion dollar a year business, that's a lot of people out of work.
“Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results! I have found several thousand things that won’t work.”
Attributed - Thomas Edison