Americans have a constitutional right to shoot themselves

Just compare the USA with the UK

Gun Homicides http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-states

ChartIn the United States, annual firearm homicides total

2011: 11,1015
2010: 11,0786
2009: 11,4936 9
2008: 12,1796 9
2007: 12,632
2006: 12,791
2005: 12,352
2004: 11,624
2003: 11,9206 9
2002: 11,8296 12
2001: 11,348
2000: 10,8016
1999: 10,8286 8
1998: 9,2578

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United States, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2011: 3.65
2010: 3.596
2009: 3.756 7 9
2008: 4.01
2007: 4.19
2006: 4.29
2005: 4.18
2004: 3.97
2003: 4.116 9
2002: 4.116 12
2001: 3.98
2000: 3.846
1999: 3.886 8
1998: 3.378
1993: 7.07

Gun Homicides

ChartIn the United Kingdom, annual firearm homicides total http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-kingdom 

2010: 2716
2009: 18
2008: 32
2007: 22
2006: 51
2005: 41
2004: 52
2003: 41
2002: 31
2001: 41
1999: 45
1998: 33

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United Kingdom, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.0416
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.07
1999: 0.08
1998: 0.06

 

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