Jansing and Co | January 09, 2013
>> past. but momentum and support are building, it seems, for tougher gun laws in the wake of last month's newtown, connecticut, school tragedy. richard lui has been looking at how the u.s. stacks up against other countries when it up cans to gun ownership and violence. what did you find out? the united states has unsavory bedfellows when it comes to guns, conflict areas and the developing world . looking at number of guns, per 100 people, the u.s. has 89, according to the same survey. in the same league we have yemen, home of al qaeda , and iraq. mexico marred by drug violence is also on this list. and then we have syria, surprisingly, they round out this group at lower gun ownership rates. compared to the developed countries , the u.s. is consistently out of the mainstream it dwarfs every other developed country . for instance, england is way over here. this is the u.s. way on the right. when newtown happened almost a month ago, england's reaction to 20 kindergartners and six adults shot done challenged guns. the telegraph read " america 's deadly obsession with guns." sing pour's straight times had titles like " america 's senseless gun culture ." the reaction was not all focused on the u.s. high gun ownership . some looked at switzerland which ranks third in guns united states the united states . but it has a quarter of the gun-related homicides. why.
>> century-old culture of being armed to defend itself against close aggressors and its strong recreational shooting culture works hand in hand with string gun laws . in contrast, it's almost impossible to get a gun in japan. it's gun-related deaths are the lowest. 11 in all of 2008 . the same year, the u.s. had 12,000. and in 2006 , it had just two for the entire year. with america 's history of gunslingers like john wayne , dirty harry and others, critics in and outside of the u.s. wonder if its gun culture will change, perhaps reaching a balance of glamour and gore. chris, most agree a cultural change was needed.
>> that was absolutely fascinating. thank