This article from Vox answers the question: "Why does the US have such a high rate of gun murders, by far the highest in the developed world? Is it because of guns, or is there something else going on?"
It finds that America does not have a higher crime rate than other developed countries, the issue is that the crimes are much more lethal - "American criminals just kill more people than do their counterparts in other developed countries. And guns appear to be a big part of what makes this difference."
Specifically, "when people have a handheld tool that is specially engineered for killing efficiently, escalation to murder becomes much, much more likely."
This article details the current nuclear situation around the world. At the "dawn" of the Nuclear age the United States hoped to hold a monopoly on nuclear weapons, but that has since changed. Since the U.S. acquired nuclear weapons, a number of other countries have acquired the ability to build nuclear weapons. In 1968, a number of countries signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation treaty designed to prevent the nuclear weapon ranks from expanding further; in 1996 many also signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
The article then lists each of the countries who have possession of nuclear weapons, how many they have and information about retirement and dismantlement. For instance:
The United States has 1,411 strategic nuclear warheads deployed on 673 ICBMs, SLBMs, and strategic bombers. In addition to approximately 2,300 non-deployed strategic warheads and roughly 500 deployed and non-deployed tactical warheads.
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Visits Armenia on Congressional Delegation to Enhance U.S.-Armenian Economic, Humanitarian, and Security TieSeptember 2017
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Nothing is more important than the safety and security of the people of Hawaii and our country. As a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, I am focused on keeping the American people safe from threats to our national security, environment, communities and fellow citizens.Read More
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