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Old 07-26-2012, 07:37 AM   #429
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Originally Posted by KC Fish View Post
Well, population makes a big difference...

Do these numbers shock you?

Number of vehicle fatalities per latest year:

US: 33,808
Aus: 1,291
UK: 2,222
GER: 3,657
CAN: 2,767

Should we demand government action because of the stark difference in those numbers as well? Clearly that shows that the US is simply murder on the highways and we need government regulation....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ted_death_rate

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/mediaroom/re...h036e-5883.htm
The US has 3.4x more people than Aus, UK, Ger, and Can combined (which combined had 468 murders via guns). So taking their combined 468 murders and multiplying it by 3.4 you get 1,591 vs 9,484.

This doesn't take into account the additional 680 accidental deaths in the US via guns, nor the more than 1,550 injuries sustained by accidental shootings. Most disturbing to me is the 5 children on an average day that are killed or injured accidentally by a handgun.
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