Piers Morgan stated the number of gun related deaths in the US per DAY is the same as in the UK per year. The UK has amongst the stricktest gun laws in Europe. My newspaper did some fact checking.
- US: 30 per day
- UK: 54 per year
He was lying, but not awfully lying.
How then about per capita?
- US: 3.3 per 100.000 per year
- UK: 0.1 per 100.000 per year
- My country: 0.3 per 100.000 per year
Is that US number the worst? Nope, Honduras and El Salvador are 10 times worse again.
Disclaimer: I am an anti-weapons guy.