After the events at the Naval Yards, a high-ranking Russian official took to Twitter to say that no one is even surprised any more.
“A clear confirmation of American exceptionalism,” tweeted Alexei Pushkov, the chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Parliament.
NPR, which many conservatives choose not to pay attention to when it comes to news, came to the defense of Americans and gun ownership using nothing but statistics.
“There are fewer than 13 million firearms in circulation in Russia, compared with an estimated 300 million in the United States. That works out to about 9 guns per 100 people in Russia and closed to 100 guns per 100 people in America.”
With more than 8,000 homicides in 2009 than in the United States (the last year comparison statistics are
available) Russia has about half the population base.
This means the per capita murder rate is about double that of the U.S. and according to NPR… and it is mainly because Russians don’t have access to firearms to defend themselves.
A group within Russia is trying to change that, however, but they have a long road ahead of them, even with only about 5,000 members.
With statistics like these, gathered by NPR, that road may have just become a little easier to walk.
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