Firearms lethality

A Global Study on Homicide published by the United Nations in 2013 shows that firearms account for 4 out of 10 homicides globally. In regions of the world like the Americas where firearms are more accessible for ownership, the proportion of homicides committed with guns is 66 percent. No matter what a person’s political or social affiliation, everyone can agree that availability of firearms increases the occurrence of firearms violence and deaths.

An example of a country where gun homicides have decreased as a consequence of firearms ownership restrictions is Japan: firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year is near zero in Japan, where the amount of red-tape required to own a gun deters even the local mafia gangs.

That's why Contravim will work to promote the following simple logic: reduce access to guns and you will reduce the number of deaths.

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