Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze
a) provide the stats of which you speak. thanks.
the claim that murder rates and gun availability world-wide are in any way related is a complete fallacy. Take a look at the list of countries with the highest gun ownership....
List of countries by gun ownership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
Then look at the countries by murder rate......
List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
You are about to discover you have been drinking the kool-aid of the anti-gunners........
Take the top ten gun-owning nations on earth. The MEAN of the murder rates in those countries is 3.02 per 100,000.
the world average is 6.9 per 100,000.
Of the top ten gun-owning countries in the world, Iraq has the highest murder rate at 7.3 per 100,000.
Iraq ranks SEVENTY-FOURTH on the world scale.................all the other big gun owning countries are even lower, and include some of the safest nations on earth. three have murder rates of LESS than 1 per 100,000.
If there is any corelation between gun ownership and murder rates, it is a NEGATIVE one.
Gun control is completely useless, perhaps worse than useless.
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Canada (as a comparison)
Strict licensing and registration requirements all arms.
22.26 registered guns per 100 people
Murder rate: 1.8 per 100,0000
gun control laws roughly the equivalent of those in Canada
2.51 registered guns per 100 people
Murder rate: 71.0 per 100,000 (the worst on earth)
gun control laws significantly tougher than Canada (max. 5 guns, ballistic fingerprinting, etc. registration, licensing)
2.05 registered firearms per 100 people
Murder Rate: 67.0 per 100,000 (the second worst on earth)
gun controls significantly tougher than in Canada (ballistic fingerprinting, registration, licensing, severe legal penalties)
1.84 registered firearms per 100 people
Murder rate: 62.0 per 100,000 (number three on earth)
gun control stricter than in Canada (no military calibers, only 250 rds allowed in possession, registration, licensing)
4.8 registered firearms per 100 people
Murder rate: 52 per 100,000 (number four on earth)
So, the four worst murder rates on earth all exist in countries with gun control laws at least as strict as Canada's.............and with firearms ownership rates that are a fraction of those in Canada.
You beginning to learn something???