please, can you paraphrase the following sentences?
The United States has less than five per cent of the world’s population but nearly half of the world’s firearms (Collier, 2013: 81) . The U.S.A also has the highest rates of firearm related suicides and homicide (Kaplan & Geling, 1998: 1227). Many people have connected these two factors together, saying that the prevalence of gun ownership has an effect on the rates of suicide and homicide in the U.S.A. In this essay I will discuss the positive and negative effects of gun ownership on American society.