If the statistics for the world were the same as they are for the US, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Besides that, KK (like most everybody here) has a way of making statistics say what he thinks. "Gun homicide stats? Uh... I'll just talk about rifle homicides - look! Less than 3%!" "Ten thousand people killed with guns in one year? Uh... I'll just name the figures for violent crime, and say that not all of those crimes were committed with guns." "You say a gun is mainly used as a weapon? I'll just say you that if you start mixing the police and the military in you're padding your statistics." But most importantly - what everybody seems to be forgetting - a gun is still a weapon when it's not being fired. How often a police man fires his gun is not the point. It's the fact that he's carrying it for all to see.