Among developed nations, Canada has one of the highest levels of gun violence. The most telling comparison is with Japan, which has an absolute ban on handguns. Japan reports an average of 0.027 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people per year. Canada, by the same measure, has an average of 2.31. This is nearly 86 times that of Japan. The United States, predictably, has an average 10.67 firearm-related deaths per 100,000, almost 400 times the Japanese statistic.
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