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Gun Ownership Around the World [Infographic]

Posted by Good Infographics | Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Posted in ,

Late July 16, news broke of a brazen shooting that left two dead and 23 wounded after two people opened fire at a crowded barbecue in east Toronto. The murders made headlines around the world and kicked off renewed debate on gun crime in urban areas. By the end of the week, the debate reached a new level after a lone gunman entered a Colorado movie theatre and shot 70 people — killing 12 and wounding 58. The massacre sparked responses at every level of politics — up to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney — on if the government should step in with new regulations, or if stricter gun laws would have stopped the Colorado shooter.

With this in mind, The National Post takes a look at gun ownership around the world compared with the rate of firearms-related deaths.

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