TITLE: Time to face facts on gun control (2012)
AUTHOR(S): Fareed Zakaria, Ph.D.
FINDINGS: (1) US has 88 guns per 100 people & is alone in the category of having over 70 guns per 100 people! (2) US has 5% of the world’s population & 50 percent of the guns.
TITLE: Gun Homicides & Gun Ownership Listed by Country (2012)
SOURCE: Guardian (UK)
AUTHOR(s): Simon Rogers
INTERACTIVE MAP: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/22/gun-ownership-homicides-map
NOTES: Includes data from two databases: UNODC Crime Survey & 2007 Small Arms Survey to create a sortable database of gun ownership & crime rates by country. Although USA ranks 27th globally in firearm homicide rate/100,000, the 26 countries ahead of USA are mostly small, third-world, poor, recent history of war/civil war, etc. USA worse than all large, well-developed countries.
TITLE: The shrinking gun control caucus (2012)
AUTHORS: Seung Min Kim, Robin Bravender, & Tarini Parti
NOTES (Much has changed in public opinion since this article, nonetheless…): NRA wields considerable clout in the nation’s capital. They spent $695,000 so far this year and about $2.6 million last year to lobby Capitol Hill.