Twenty-seven people (mostly children) were murdered today with a gun at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut (population 27,000).
That is nearly four times as many gun murders as occurred in Japan (population 127,000,000) in the entire year of 2009 (7). In 2006 exactly two people were murdered by gun in Japan. It is illegal for citizens to own almost any gun in Japan. “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
That is correct.
That is why severe limitations on gun ownership and access to guns must be in effect in the United States.