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reply to post by Willtell
No, I don't think you have it quite right. It's not about a culture of peace, per se. A culture where you have an absolute despot ruling absolutely with an iron fist can be a "peaceful" place but certainly not one anyone actually wants to live in (unless you're the despot at the top).
What we need is to go back teaching basic respect for one another.
we could cultivate a culture where peace, love, and respect for each other
reply to post by beezzer
In order to truly compare America and any European nation, we'd first have to remove all constitutional rights, THEN compare.
Not entirely true, in the UK we have the Magna Carta which the united states constitution was based on.
reply to post by Skymon612
Let us put things into perspective shall we.
WORLD MURDER STATISTICS
From the World Health Organization
The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
Murders per 100,000 citizens per year.
Honduras 91.6 (WOW!!)
El Salvador 69.2
Cote d'lvoire 56.9
US Virgin Islands 39.2
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2
Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
South Africa 31.8
Central African Republic 29.3
Puerto Rico 26.2
Saint Lucia 25.2
Dominican Republic 25.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
Equatorial Guinea 20.7
Burkina Faso 18.0
North Korea 15.2
Sierra Leone 14.9
French Guiana 13.3
Papua New Guinea 13.0
Cape Verde 11.6
Costa Rica 10.0
Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
British Virgin Islands 8.6
Cayman Islands 8.4
Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
The United States 4.2 !!!!!!!!!!!!
ALL (109) of the countries above America have 100% gun bans.
It might be of interest to note that SWITZERLAND is not shown on this list
However, SWITZERLAND'S law requires that EVERYONE:
1. Own a gun.
2. Maintain Marksman qualifications .... regularly .
So many gun control threads.
So many repeated posts about ignoring freedom, denying freedom, reducing freedom all for the false sense of security and safety.
reply to post by neo96
You just listed O's only true stimulus. Sad but true!
reply to post by Willtell
And how would your "cultivated culture" deal with Human psychiatric-psychological problems ?
You know ..... the people that would plunder and kill you for no reason.
Here are the Top 10 states with the most -- and least -- violent crime per capita, according to the FBI's data:
Highest Crime Per Capita
Washington, D.C.: 1,243.7 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants
New Mexico: 559.1
South Carolina: 558.8
In case you were wondering, California (423.1), New York (406.8) and Texas (408.6) didn't trail too far behind.
Lowest Crime Per Capita
New Hampshire: 187.9
During his first term Obama didn't call for any major new restriction on guns or gun owners. Instead he urged authorities to enforce the state and federal laws already on the books.
How many people died from car accidents in these same states, is it time to outlaw automobiles ?