I'm calling bullshit. There's no such thing as a "gun license" in most states. In my state, all it takes to get a gun is to not be a felon, be 21 or older, pass a phone-in background check and have a couple hundred bucks for the gun. There's no license. A permit is only required if you want to carry concealed in public which the state does on a "shall-issue" basis unless you have a record.
And you know what? It doesn't look like Afghanistan here at all.
And yeah, people who commit suicide and own a gun are more likely to use the gun than hang themselves, whodathunkit?!
And you know what? Our overall homicide rate per capita is no worse than most other civilized countries. Including Australia which has averaged 1 mass killing a year even though guns are almost impossible to get. And I mean real mass killing. Not the stupid term people have attached to 3 person multiple shootings. France just had 80 people mowed down with a truck. Much more effective than an AR-15 with it's weak rifle cartridge and semi-auto action.
Yes, we have more gun deaths.... BECAUSE GUNS ARE LEGAL. We do not really have many more HOMICIDES.