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Old May 6 2013, 11:56 PM   #142
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

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Firearms Homicide Rate per 100,000 population in Wyoming: 0.9 (source)
Firearms Homicide Rate per 100,000 population in England&Wales: 0.07 (source)
Ok people keep doing this and it's slightly annoying. Isn't it *total* murder rate that matters? And our total murder rate is indeed less than america.
I think you misinterpreted my data.

Both your Firearms Homicide Rate and your Total Homicide Rate are lower than Wyoming's.

Total Homicide Rate per 100,000 population in Wyoming: 1.4 (source)
Total Homicide Rate per 100,000 population in England&Wales: 1.06 (source)

And as you and others have said, it is particularly egregious since England is a fucking whole country with a population of 53 millions and a density of more than 1,000 people per square mile, while Wyoming is basically a big box full of nothing (population less than 600 thousands, density just under 6 people per square mile).
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