It's interesting to see that it's not just an American problem. Also, it's fascinating that the old mechanism of "gun flow" accounts for increasing gun proliferation around the world.
York’s Colloquium on the Global South will feature a lecture titled “The Global Small Arms Epidemic: A Public Health Perspective” by Professor Wendy Cukier of Ryerson University.
Cukier, who has a York PhD in management science and is co-founder of Canada’s Coalition for Gun Control, will focus on the role that guns play in global violence. Violence fuelled by small arms kills hundreds of thousands of people each year with many more injured.
The World Health Organization has labelled violence a global pandemic. Cukier will examine the shape of gun violence which varies from region to region. It is estimated that more than 200 thousand gun deaths occur in countries which are “at peace” each year: 35,000 in Brazil; 10,000 in South Africa; and 30,000 in the USA. In Colombia the number is about 20,000 and it is estimated that in 1998-99, the number of violent deaths from small arms in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala exceeded those that had occurred in the respective civil wars.
Virtually every illegal small arm begins as legal small arm.
What's your opinion? Can lawful gun owners continue to not only deny any responsibility for this "gun flow," but actually insist that they should not be inconvenienced as a result? I say "no" on both counts.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.