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#60 - awesomescorpion
Reply +8
(03/05/2014) [-]
A couple facts:
1. USA = #103 in homicide rates.
2. 192 countries exist.
Conclusion: 89 countries have lower homicide rates than the US.

I'd like to see how many of those 89 have pro-gun or anti-gun laws, respectively. THEN I'll look into pro-gun laws as a viable alternative to lower crime.

Update: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
1. Less people are killed by homicide in Palestine than in the US. That says stuff...
2. The UK has 1.2 compared to the 4.7 of the US. So much for an example of the negative effects of anti-gun laws.
3. The top 10 lowest homicide countries are either very, very wealthy or have extremely low population.

My theory: economic prosperity and/or small societies generate societal peace. I do not know WHAT is going on in the US, but in the rest of the world pro-gun laws are NOT helping.

Show me a table with three columns: country, percentage of inhabitants with guns, homicide rates per capita. THEN I'll take a serious look into it. I am too lazy and tired to make something like that now.
#78 to #60 - anon
Reply 0
(03/06/2014) [-]
The argument isnt (for the most part) that pro gun helps. Its that it doesn't hurt.
#61 to #60 - tealcanaan [OP]
Reply +1
(03/05/2014) [-]
But since looser gun laws have been enacted in many states, violent crime has gone down, especially since 1993.