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Old 12-17-2012, 08:02 PM
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Default Re: Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School

Originally Posted by larryz View Post
So 58 (for years 2010-11) divided by two is 29 average gun-related deaths in Engalnd/Wales per year. The US has close six times the population (near 300 million?), so ..

So, 6 multipled by 29 = 174. Why can't the US work to achieve under 200 deaths per year? Instead of the typical 8,000 - 10,000. Seems like gun control legislation is working very well in England. Why the huge difference? That's why lawmakers need to look at now.
Sorry to be pedantic, as I take your overall point, but just to clarify - the period described as 2010/11 in their statistics is 12 months, not 24, so that means 58 homicides in England and Wales in one year. Over a 12 year period there were 758 recorded firearm related homicides in England and Wales which averages just over 63 per year.

In a ten year period from 1997 to 2006 the total number of recorded firearm related deaths - which included "accident, suicide, homicide and undetermined intent" in the UK was 1,985 - or an average of 199 per year. Figures from 2002 showed England and Wales having 0.38 firearm related deaths per 100,000 population for that year and 0.28 for Scotland.
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