gun sense in America

The United States of America is exceptional. Exceptional in the sense that the death rate from gun homicides is roughly 27 people shot dead every day of the year, that’s an annual body count of 9,855. (This figure does not include casualties from mass shootings.)

In other high-income Western democratic countries, gun homicides are unusual events. The Paris attacks in November 2015 killed 130 people, which is nearly as many as those who die from gun homicides in all of France in a typical year. And even if France had a mass shooting as deadly as the Paris attacks every month, its annual rate of gun homicide death would still be lower than that in the United States.

Assault weapons and certain types of firearms are not banned in America. So I guess the idea of banning guns in movie posters is a lost cause.

Here’s the new movie poster plastered all over Paris right now.


See my June 2015 blog post entitled Guns in my face

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