These charts are intended to foster an informed discussion on gun control. Facts are (hopefully) presented without bias. Considering the amount of discussion and reaction the topic usually raises, there is a surprising lack of data on gun ownership. Even the Wall Street Journal took note. If there are any datasets you feel would be informative but have not been included, please contact me. Data on gun control is especially relevant in light of heightened interest in the topic (see below).


Average firearms per 100 people, Small Arms Survey
Cost of an AK-47 in USD, Gun Policy
GDP per capita, PPP, World Databank
Mortality rate due to intentional homicide rate, UNODC
Percentage gun homicides per 100,000 people, The Guardian
Handgun homicides in the US, BJS
Gun homicides in the US, BJS
Total gun-related deaths per 100,000 people, The Atlantic
Total gun-related homicides per 100,000 people, The Atlantic
Percentage ownership, USACarry
Firearm murders by state, FBI UCR
States with ban/require permits, Wall Street Journal
Murder rates in banned/allowed nations, Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?
High gun states, low gun states, Private Guns, Public Health
General statistics, Gallup and CNN
Number of nonmilitary guns in the US, Wall Street Journal
Guns used in mass shootings, Mother Jones
Support bans, The Washington Post + Gallup
For or against semi-automatic possession ban, Gallup
Very or somewhat effective in preventing mass school shooting, Gallup
Responses to "Would X place be safer?", Gallup
Percentage who Favor a Handgun Ban, Gallup
Factors correlated with gun-related homicide, The Atlantic