By Hans Sabado
Many people in the United States would say that the country is facing a problem when it comes to gun control. The amount of mass shootings that happen in the United States is proportionally larger compared to other countries.
However, it might surprise some people that the biggest percentage of gun-related deaths is suicide. Accounting for 54% of the deaths related to firearms, suicides lead compared to 43% being homicides.
The state with the highest death rate due to firearms is Mississippi with a death rate of 33.9 per 100,000 total population. The cause of this high firearm mortality rate might be due to the fact that the state has weaker gun laws compared to that of other states.
The data show that there is a correlation between high firearm mortality rate between states with higher gun ownership compared to that of lower gun ownership households.