'..1. Germany has some of the strictest gun laws in Europe
2. Fourth-highest gun ownership rate worldwide
3. One of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths worldwide
4. Mass shootings have led to stricter gun laws
5. No major mass shootings between 2009 and 2016

‘…Over the past 20 years, “crimes against life” - which include murder as well as negligent manslaughter - that involve guns have dropped from 783 in 1995 to 130 in 2015, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).

Of those crimes in 2015, just 57 were intentional murders.

This pales in comparison to the rates in the US, where firearm homicides surpass 11,000 people killed each year or roughly 3.5 deaths per 100,000 people, according to GunPolicy.org.

In Germany, that rate barely reaches 0.07 deaths per 100,000 people…’


Erez G.

@jd A simple but revealing correlation: states where the rate of gun ownership is highe, have more gun related deaths.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
soc.ialis.me mastodon

A generalistic Mastodon instance hosted in France, open to all and available since the 9 April 2017. Learn about the instance information and guidelines.