The Paris attacks were horrible and I along with everyone else who isn’t a total asshole, was horrified by the attacks. Gun violence anywhere in any form is terrible.
However, the attacks made me stop and think about the rate of gun violence in the United States.
France has a population of 66 million people – roughly one fifth of the population of the United States (318 million).
According to CNN.com – the “Paris attacks left 129 people dead and 352 wounded, including 99 who are in a very serious condition.”
That means 481 people were shot in Paris.
According to the CDC – EVERY DAY in the United States 89 people are killed and 208 are wounded by gun violence. That is 297 people.
One fifth of 297 is 59.4 (59 for the sake of discussion).
That means every 8-9 days the United States suffers a Paris attack’s worth of gun violence WHEN ADJUSTED FOR POPULATION!