Tag Archive for Gun Control

Demand mediocre gun laws

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Since the Newtown shootings I’ve been hearing a great deal, understandably, about murder and violent crime statistics. Richard compared UK and US homicide statistics and Michael looked at the media angle. It’s time to look at the two together. You may remember that a variety of celebrities took to TV to demand that the people…

Traumatised Indian females want guns

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After the Delhi rape case, in which 23-year-old physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey was brutally and mortally wounded, females in the Indian capital are keen to own firearms. According to the Guardian: Hundreds of women in Delhi have applied for gun licences following the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman by six men…

Gun ownership and violent crime

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From Cato’s David Lampo writing in May 2000: The 31 states that have “shall issue” laws allowing private citizens to carry concealed weapons have, on average, a 24 percent lower violent crime rate, a 19 percent lower murder rate and a 39 percent lower robbery rate than states that forbid concealed weapons. In fact, the…

Statistically, guns don’t kill people

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From the Guardian, of all places, and in the context of the Aurora shooting: The key facts are: • The US has the highest gun ownership rate in the world – an average of 88 per 100 people. That puts it first in the world for gun ownership – and even the number two country,…

UK Murder Rate higher than some US States

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In the relentless propaganda war currently being waged against the 2nd Amendment, Americans are being led to believe, often by one of the British journalists who seem to infest US television, that things are so much better back in the Old Country, where the people have been almost totally disarmed. Not so, cry the gun…