while we’re on the topics of stats, it’s worth looking at the numbers of gun killings, versus the number of legally-owned guns in a nation. When you compare these, America actually has the best gun safety record of any nation, with the average gun (1 in 60,000) being responsible for less deaths than the average car (1 in 25000)
(numbers are from memory, don’t haze me if they’re not entirely accurate, deliberately not taking the time to go recalculate them, just want to make my comment) )
Compare this to somewhere like Brazil, where each legally owned gun is responsible for over 300 murders - which of course they aren’t, but the nation is flooded with illegal weapons captured from various military conflicts.
America’s gun problem might be because we allow civilian sales, but in most nations with their own similarly high levels of gun violence, the major supplier of black market weapons is (inadvertently) the various militaries of the world and their tendency to leave equipment in places where it can be…acquired.
I’m originally from the UK, in particular an area of the UK that has had a chronic gun violence problem for decades - although the UK has has no civilian gun ownership for decades as well - but you’d be surprised how much stuff flows in from those East European conflicts over time. I know I’m beating the dead horse with “criminals will always get guns somehow” here, but American Exceptionalism about how your gun violence problem is somehow worse/more important than the gun violence problems in so many other places in the world does irk me a little. And violence definitely doesn’t require a gun.