TheVoiceOfJoyce Gun violence studied in America, pre dating today’s mass murders, conclusion; Americans have too many guns and an easy access to them. Americans as of 2012 were 4.4% of the World’s population and owned 42% of the World’s guns. Americans were also 31 % of gunmen in mass shootings. You can discount mental instability, men have more access to guns. When men are angry they shoot. I haven’t seen an American woman mass murderer, yet, have you?

Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American, according to a 2015 study by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama.

Adjusted for population, only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people — a distinction Mr. Lankford urged to avoid outliers. Yemen has the world’s second-highest rate of gun ownership after the United States.

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