Tuesday, April 17, 2007

33

From what I read in the news today it seems that in the USA there are 110 deaths by gunshots for every million person per year. Roughly translated that would be 33000 deaths yearly. If the same rate applied to the Maltese Islands that would mean that 44 persons are killed each year by gunshots alone, nearly one every week.

Even after events like those of yesterday, there are still people who believe that carrying a gun is a fundamental human right. Even if it is, is it that difficult to relinquish some of your right to protect the life of others? The debate will surely go on. In the meantime, at least 33 people lost their lives in vain.

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