On Thursday, Hillary Clinton tweeted a misleading picture of gun violence and added text suggesting “it’s guns” that cause crime.
It’s the weapons. pic.twitter.com/AzTZEe88TB
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 26, 2022
Table, edited by VOX, comes from Gun Policy. It shows the United States against its “peers,” a category that appears to be made up of “high-income” countries.
Limiting the comparison of the United States and other countries on the basis of this category alone allows gun control proponents to avoid the opportunity to pit the United States against its immediate neighbor, Mexico. (On August 17, 2016, Breitbart News reported that although Mexico has “restrictive” gun control – including comprehensive background checks – it still has a homicide rate five times higher than the rate in United States)
Moreover, if you drop the limited comparison of “high-income” countries and simply look at the world’s gun violence per capita, it quickly becomes apparent that the US record is not as dismal as some would have us believe. to think.
PolitiFact demonstrated the wisdom of shifting the argument to a per capita argument after Beto O’Rourke claimed that “no other country even comes close” to the United States when it comes to gun violence deaths.
PolitiFact pointed to a study that looked at gun violence deaths per capita and that study found the United States ranked 20th on a list of gun deaths in countries and territories. In other words, 19 other countries/territories ranked higher than the United States
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