According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more firearm homicides were completed by 10 to 19 year old Americans in metropolitan areas than all other areas in 2006-2007 their recent Morbidity and Morality Weekly report.

In the year 2006-2007, 25,423 firearm homicides happened throughout the whole country and 34,234 suicides occured with a firearm.

4,166 firearm homicides were done by ten to nineteen year-olds, as well as 1,446 firearm suicides in the same year. 

87% of firearm suicides were done by males.

The firearm homicide rate in the USA compared to other developed nations is serious: Firearm homicide rates per 100,000 people are as below.

* USA - 4.2   

* Italy - 0.81   

* Switzerland - 0.5   

* Canada - 0.4   

* Finland - 0.35   

* Australia - 0.24   

* France - .21   

* England/Wales - 0.15   

* Scotland - 0.06   

* Japan - 0.02

A quarter of all American adults and 40% of all American households posses at least one firearm. They have a total of 192 million firearms, of which 65 million are handguns.