So I saw this on my social media today:
And it's cute, but completely wrong.
The US is not third in murders in the world. We're not even tenth. Or 50th. We're 111th. We're failing so badly at being good at murdering each other, that we don't even have half the murder rate of Mongolia. And Greenland has over four times our murder rate. And yet we have 90 guns per 100 citizens in this country (first place there, among nations).
But it is correct in one fact. Detroit and New Orleans are #1 and #2 respectively in our top ten cities for murder. Detroit, were it a country, would actually be second in the world for murder (with 54.6 murders per 100,000 citizens). Chicago is number 13 with a murder rate of 18.5 per 100,000, and DC is 19th with 13.9 murders per 100,000; so it's wrong there as well. On the other hand in the bottom three listed on that page, Henderson NV has 1.5 murders per 100,000, Lincoln NE has 1.1, and Plano TX has 0.4. What do you think their gun control laws look like?
We don't have a problem with murder in the US. The US has a problem with murder in its cities with the strictest gun control.