Time to face facts on gun control (2012)

TITLE: Time to face facts on gun control (2012)
LINK: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/27/time-to-face-facts-on-gun-control/

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.

Gun Homicides & Gun Ownership Listed by Country (2012)

TITLE: Gun Homicides & Gun Ownership Listed by Country (2012)
SOURCE: Guardian (UK)
AUTHOR(s): Simon Rogers
URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/jul/22/gun-homicides-ownership-world-list

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.

TWEETS: https://twitter.com/hospiceman/status/304683444368199680

The shrinking gun control caucus (2012)

TITLE: The shrinking gun control caucus (2012)
SOURCE: Politico
AUTHORS: Seung Min Kim, Robin Bravender, & Tarini Parti
URL: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78803_Page3.html

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.