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Philippines shootings illustrate worldwide gun violence problem

Via news.yahoo.com » Submitted On Fri, 01/04/2013 - 6:35pm by fantasmagoria

While the United States has the highest per-person percentage of gun ownership in the world, according to Reuters, the Philippines has a much lower gun-ownership ratio. There are a mere 4.7 guns for every 100 Filipinos and there are 3.9 million privately licensed firearms in the Philippines. In the United States, there are 88.8 guns per 100 people and 270 million in the country, reports GunPolicy.org, a web site hosted by the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

Despite those numbers, the Philippines has a much higher gun-related homicide rate than the United States.

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It's a good thing that the Philippines has strict gun laws, they work so well.

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