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Response to 1965Comet (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 03:12 PM

15. their definition includes

BB guns. He is an admitted propagandist with a political goal.

Actually, it isn't a large number. At least compared to mass stabbings in Chinese schools, which are more common shootings here.
90 percent of the US is as safe as Western Europe, if not safer. The problems are concentrated in urban pockets.
When you look at the fifty most violent cities in the world, which only three US cities are on the list, they have these in common. First, Detroit is the only one where they don't have strict gun control laws.
They have these in common
poor and crumbling infrastructure
poverty
extremes wealth inequality
drug gangs
high unemployment
political corruption.
That is equally true in Chicago and Baltimore as it is in Caracas and Rio.

If more guns equals more crime were true, then Iceland, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, and Canada should have similar murder rates as we do and Brazil and South Africa should have lower murder rates. If more guns equals more crime, Svalbard Norway should have the highest in the world, since owning and carrying a gun is required by law, and is actually enforced.

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