'..1. Germany has some of the strictest gun laws in Europe
2. Fourth-highest gun ownership rate worldwide
3. One of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths worldwide
4. Mass shootings have led to stricter gun laws
5. No major mass shootings between 2009 and 2016

‘…Over the past 20 years, “crimes against life” - which include murder as well as negligent manslaughter - that involve guns have dropped from 783 in 1995 to 130 in 2015, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).

Of those crimes in 2015, just 57 were intentional murders.

This pales in comparison to the rates in the US, where firearm homicides surpass 11,000 people killed each year or roughly 3.5 deaths per 100,000 people, according to GunPolicy.org.

In Germany, that rate barely reaches 0.07 deaths per 100,000 people…’



@jd Wikipedia says Germany is 15th in gun ownership rates

@Cosmic What was Wikipedia's source? The Local is a .de so I assume them might know.

@jd okay, I think Wikipedia measured guns per capita and this article measures gun owners per capita. Americans are more likely to own like 20 guns

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