This chart shows just how damaging America's gun laws are

Picture: Joe Raedle/Getty
Picture: Joe Raedle/Getty

An attack on Orlando's Pulse night club left 50 people dead, 53 injured and countless others suffering the loss of family, friends and loved ones.

According to the Gun Violence Archive over 13,000 people were killed in the US by firearms last year, and an additional 26,819 were injured.

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Small Arms Survey, and compiled by the New York Times, compared gun death rates around the world and the US.

The results have been put into a graph by Statista, below:

El Salvador, while not on the list, has one of the most prolific drug trafficking trades in the world, and as such its gun crime is unparalleled: you are just as likely to die of a gun crime as you are to die of a heart attack in the US.

According to a Statista report by 2010, 210 million people in the US owned cars – 68 per cent of the population at the time.

In the US, you are as likely to die in a car accident as you are because of a gun-related homicide in comparison to Canada, where dying at the hands of a gun would be akin to dying of alcohol poisoning in the US.

In England you are as likely to be killed by a gun as you are by contact with agricultural machinery in the US.

Japan is by far the most safe country for gun crime on the list, and you are as likely to die of gun crime there as you are to be struck by lightning in the US.

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