http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/data.../jul/22/gun-ownership-homicides-map?fb=native When I ran across this interactive map, I assumed that it was constructed by anti-gun types but, if so, it doesn't make their point very well. If this data is correct, and I am not misreading it, it appears to me that this map actually supports the idea of gun ownership. It shows the United States as having the highest firearm ownership rate in the world at 88.8 firearms per 100 people, but the homicide by firearm rate is relatively low, at 2.97 per 100,000 people. A total of 9,146 homicides by firearm in the United States during the past reporting year for this data. Brazil, by comparison, has a relatively low firearm ownership rate at 8 firearms per 100 people, and the homicide by firearm rate is extremely high, at 18.1 per 100,000 people - better than six times the rate in the United States. A total of 34, 678 homicides by firearm in Brazil during the past reporting year for this data. Seems to me that this data confirms that gun ownership is a good thing. Brazil is a perfect example of a society in which only the criminals have guns.