As President Obama pushes Congress to pass measures to curb gun violence, The World continues to explore how the issue of gun control plays out in other countries. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Fred Weir, Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, who says Russia's homicide rate is about twice that of the United States, despite strict gun laws. Weir says knives, axes and other weapons are used instead of guns.
"Americans ... don’t recognize and won’t admit that they too live in an extremely violent society."
listen to harvard public health researcher david hemenway compare developed countries' homicides and suicides...
#Japan has virtually little gun related crime - strong laws, strong culture, or both?
A lone gunman shot and killed a man and three young children at Jewish school in Toulouse, France on Monday. Witnesses said the gunman made his escape on a motorbike or scooter. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Richard Prasquier, the president of France's leading Jewish group. Prasquier visited the scene of the shooting with French president Nicholas Sarkozy. (Report from March 2012)
In response to Angie McCrone
Libyans are still celebrating the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, but the civil war has produced new problem: gun control. (Report from December, 2011)
The Newtown shooting and the outrage about guns reminded me of reporting in Mexico and how easily weapons can end up in criminal hands. I remembered the scene when I met up with two agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in their office in El Paso, Texas.
South Africa has among the highest rate of shooting deaths in the world. The country passed legislation in the year 2000 to curb gun ownership and has seen a significant decline in gun deaths since then. Still, gun violence remains a major problem. Anchor Carol Hills spoke with Adele Kirsten with Gun Free South Africa about the history of guns in South Africa.
New York State looks set to introduce the toughest gun laws in America. But it's still hard for foreigners to comprehend America's love affair with guns. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Craig Whitney, author of a new book, called Living With Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment.
The homicide rate in Russia is twice that of the United States. Owning a handgun privately is illegal in Russia.
--Nuclearwerewolf2, in response to "Gun Violence: Virtually a Thing of the Past in Japan"
There were only 11 Homicides in Japan in 2008 - 12,000 in the US - Gun Violence: Virtually a Thing of the Past in Japan
In response to Aaron Tebrinke
Switzerland's biggest asset in preventing shootings, despite a gun tradition, is a well-integrated healthcare system.
It's a standard feature of old Hollywood westerns. A shootout between a good guy and a bad guy. The bad guy reaches for his gun first. And he loses. But why? It certainly makes a good story, but now there's some science to back it up - kind of. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
A police siege in the French city of Toulouse ends with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, officials say. (Report from March 2012)
Authorities in Japan have made it very difficult for most of the country's citizens to own guns. As a result, they've virtually eliminated shooting deaths. Max Fisher, an associate editor at The Atlantic says the differences between the gun cultures in the US and Japan are rooted in history.
One word. #Newton “@HarvardHSPH: Have we reached a turning point for gun laws in the U.S.? via @PRITheWorld”
A rebuttal to gun advocates' comparisons and claims. "Swiss Worry About ‘Americanization’ of Gun Debate."
For many in other countries the shooting is a stinging reminder of their own tragedies. (Report July 2012)
There's a direct relationship between number of guns per capita and gun deaths around the world. Surprise, surprise!
Great piece by @pritheworld about perception of #guns in Japan vs. the US & what that says about all of us.
Sounds like a smart approach 2 me RT @pritheworld: some gun advocates are looking to Switzerland for inspiration:
Hunting is a popular hobby in Europe, despite gun laws that are tougher than those in the United States. Anchor Marco Werman hears about the restrictions hunters face in Europe from Manuel Esparrago, firearms expert with the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation.
While Washington debates what to do about guns, some gun advocates are looking abroad for inspiration, to Switzerland. They say the Swiss have high gun ownership rates, low crime, and lots of freedom. But some Swiss reject the comparison.
In Mexico, guns are tightly regulated. We get a closer look at those laws governing fire arms and how they shape Mexican's attitude towards guns.
Thousands of refugees from around the world have settled in Aurora, Colorado, and the massacre has some of them questioning their safety in the new land they call home.
Fascinating report on how the Swiss approach gun control by @tony_ganzer for @pritheworld @mikerass
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