The lamestream media told you:
The U.S. has more guns than any other nation, and so we have more suicides and more deaths than any other nation. We have told you this consistently for decades.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
A Harvard study titled “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?” looks at figures for “intentional deaths” throughout continental Europe and compares them with the U.S. showing more gun control does not necessarily lead to lower death rates or violent crime.
Because the findings so clearly demonstrate that more gun laws may in fact increase death rates, the study says that “the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths” is wrong. The results got exposure everywhere but the lamestream media: http://tiny.cc/7od13w
For example, when the study shows numbers for Eastern European gun ownership and corresponding murder rates, it is readily apparent that less guns to do not mean less death. In Russia, where the rate of gun ownership is 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, the murder rate was 20.52 per 100,000 in 2002. That same year in Finland, where the rate of gun ownership is exceedingly higher–39,000 per 100,000 — the murder rate was almost nil, at 1.98 per 100,000.
Looking at Western Europe, the study shows that Norway “has far and away Western Europe’s highest household gun ownership rate (32%), but also its lowest murder rate.”