Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
By: Brent Parrish
Immediately following the shooting that left 9 Americans dead at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Obama said the following:
But let’s be clear: At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.
Via IJ Review:
Since most statistics on mass shootings in the world compare apples and oranges by not correcting for population, let’s get a chart that makes sense, shall we?
The bottom line: The United States falls from number one due to its frequency of 38 mass shootings from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 (which would be number one without correcting for population) to number seven.
Via Freedom Outpost:
The socialists and communists would have us believe that America, because she has so many guns in the hands of private citizens, that she would have the greatest per capita murder rate as well. Well, that would be a false assumption. The number one country with the highest murder rate is a socialist country, Honduras!
In fact, compare America’s per capita murder rate of 4.7 per 100,000 resident to that of a US city like Detroit, Michigan, where socialist and communist Democrats have imposed massive gun control. In Detroit, the murder rate is 54.6 per 100,000. Consider that is Detroit was a country, it would be in second place, just behind Honduras!
Out of 218 countries, “gun culture America” didn’t even make it into the top 100 of those countries with the highest murder rates per capita. She came in 111. Imagine that!
Virtually every country ahead of the US in per capita murders have big government, socialist-styled gun control laws.