Saturday, February 24, 2024

The USA has more guns than citizens

With the deaths of four people who were shot this Saturday in Los Angeles, California, by an 80-year-old man, the deaths due to this cause so far this year in the United States have increased to 3,018 and 1,904 injured, and hundreds of them remain in serious condition.

The figures appear in the statistics of the Armed Violence Archive (GVA), which is based in Washington, DC, and tracks incidents of firearms daily.

According to the Swiss organization Small Arms Survey (SAS), in a North American country, there are 120 weapons per 100 inhabitants, a country with more guns than inhabitants.

The situation worries the Dominican residents of this city, such as Manuel Castro, Luis Sánchez, Orquídea de Rivera, Julio Méndez, Carla de Torres, and Juan Hernández, among others, who urge their compatriots to avoid arguments and other discomforts because violence keeps you above your skin everywhere.

About 44% of American adults live in a household with a gun, and about a third personally own one, according to a recent Gallup poll.

In 2018, gun manufacturers produced 9 million guns domestically, more than double the number produced in 2008, according to the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Most recently, January 2021 marked the largest annual increase since 2013 in requests for federal background checks required to purchase a gun, an increase of nearly 60%.

The FBI reported nearly 4.7 million background checks in March of the same year, the most of any month since the agency began tracking more than 20 years ago.

Two million of those checks were for new gun purchases, making it the second-highest month on record for firearms sales, according to the National Shooting Sports Federation.

Although the exact number of weapons owned by civilians is difficult to calculate due to various factors such as unregistered weapons, illegal trade, and global conflicts,.

However, the researchers of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Management (SAS), with more than 40 years of experience, analyze billions of pieces of data a day, estimating that Americans have 393 million of the 857 million civilian weapons in use, representing nearly 46% of the world’s civilian arsenal.

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