The United States has by far the highest per capita rate of all developed countries. According to data compiled by the United Nations, the United States has four times as many gun-related homicides per capita as do Turkey and Switzerland, which are tied for third. The U.S. gun murder rate is about 20 times the average for all other countries on this chart. That means that Americans are 20 times as likely to be killed by a gun than is someone from another developed country. Maybe its wishful thinking, maybe its nativity, but I honestly believe we can do BETTER than this as a country and  believe the time is now to chart a new course for the sake of our children