Here's a fascinating article off Breitbrart (linked on Survivalblog) entitled U.N. Maps Show U.S. High in Gun Ownership, Low in Homicides.
Consider these maps. Gun ownership worldwide:
Intentional homicides worldwide:
Inverse ratio, anyone?
I find it grimly interesting that it's the U.N. who's putting out these maps... yet they're one of the biggest worldwide forces behind reducing private gun ownership.