Skip to comments.Why does America have so many guns?
Posted on 12/19/2012 7:34:08 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Compare the rate of murder by gun in the United States to the rate in any other advanced industrial nation, and youre forced to draw one of two conclusions: Either there are far more homicidal people in this country than just about anyplace else on Earth, or far more guns. We must either be home to more people who succumb to murderous rage or who kill out of the coldest of calculations, or its easier to pick up a gun and start shooting here than in any comparable country.
And yet, Ive never heard even the staunchest gun advocate make the case that Americans are inherently more homicidal than everyone else. They repeat ad nauseum that people, not guns, kill people; but they dont argue that theres something about Americans that make them kill more than their counterparts in other nations.
Meanwhile, look at the numbers. In the United States, there are 3.2 gun homicides per 100,000 residents every year. Switzerland has the next highest rate of any advanced Western democracy, at 0.7 per 100,000. After Switzerland, the rate drops to 0.5 in Ireland and Canada; 0.4 in Sweden and Finland; 0.2 in New Zealand, Spain and Germany; 0.1 in France, Britain and Australia; and a flat 0 in Japan.
Want to argue that we have 32 times the rate of dangerous mental illness that they have in Australia? That Americans are characterologically 16 times more murderous than Spaniards or Germans? I thought not.
But in America, people who snap are a hell of a lot more likely to have a gun close by. The rate of gun ownership in the United States is 89 per every 100 people. No other advanced society has a rate even close to that.
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Why does America have so many bad newspapers and COMMUNIST PROPAGANDISTS? The people of Ukraine in his beloved Soviet Union did not have enough guns, things did NOT turn out so well for them indeed!
Because we can. So, get bent.
Everyone knows democrats lie. They're not going to admit to owning guns.
Two words — Pol Pot
Speak to the demographics, punk.
I’m not in Ireland and I wasn’t on a train. Morning to morning and dusk to dusk it still takes three days to travel across Texas. There’s a ditty about that and I sure wish I could remember it.
>> In the United States, there are 3.2 gun homicides per 100,000
And what percentage of those homicides were caused by Obama voters?
The Democrats already know what the master plan is, so of course they lie and say they have no guns at home. Why on earth would any reasonably intelligent conservative tell some one who is obviously a political pollster that they have a weapon at home or any where else.
This is how data is is collected and later acted on.
I was referring to an old joke:
“Texas is so big, that you can be in Texas, on a train and go to sleep one day, wake up the next day and go to sleep that night, and wake up on the third day and still be in Texas.”
“We have slow trains in Ireland, too.”
Oh my, I think we are talking about the same thing! Thanks for being so patient! Sorry you don’t have faster trains and more guns in Ireland. :(
Brits have been dis-arming colonies for centuries. Yeah, I know...Ireland tried.
1. because we can.
2. because freedom ain’t free.
3. Be Prepared.
4. Spare parts.
5. Variety is the spice of life.
6. couldn’t pass up the “Buy 2, Get one Free” offer...
7. You don’t wear the same socks all week....
8. Different guns have different purposes and abilities.
9. Because there are so many criminals that are deterred by not wanting to get shot prcticing their craft.
10. Becase the right to self-defense is inherent in the inalienable right to life every person has, given to them by God Almighty.
“Because we fear our government.”
Because we fear ALL government.
Clower was good, but I always preferred Justin Wilson.
"Sorry, that's a southern thing."
Justin is a "Louisiana thing"..... :^)
You know, that's a good point. Just ban all Dems from owing firearms. Problem solved.
Germany 1939-1945: 1 million murdered per year.
Russia 1917-1950: 1 million murdered per year.
China 1945 - 1980 1 million murdered per year.
Gee, maybe the US murder rate isn't so bad after all...
1975-1979 Cambodia 1 million murdered per year
...and they all enforced strict gun control
Why does America have so many guns?
No further explanation needed.
Meyerson asks why Americans have so many guns. My answer: to protect ourselves from people, leftists, like Meyerson.
Why? Because the Democratic Party makes a lot of money promoting their sale.
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