High Gun Ownership Results in High Gun Violence

The ten US states with the highest rate of gun deaths have a gun ownership average of 47%. In other words, in the ten states with the highest level of guns violence, 47% of their residents own a gun. Conversely, in the ten states with the lowest level of gun violence, 22% of their residents own a gun.

A gun ownership level that is 2.2 times higher in high gun ownership states (47% vs 22%) has resulted in gun deaths that are 3.3 time higher in those states (19.4 vs 5.8 gun death rate per 100,000 people per year).

More guns = more gun violence.
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Top 10 States with highest gun death rate per 100,000 people: AK  LA  MS  AL  MO  MT  WY  NM  AR  OK

Lowest 10 States with lowest gun death rate per 100,000 people: MA  HI  RI  NY  CT  NJ  MN  CA  IA  NE

Source: Small Arms Survey 2018  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Arms_Survey

 

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