posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 10:57 AM
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: samsamm9
Where it will occur is another thing, no disrespect to my American friends but probability and logic says it'll probably be somewhere in the U.S. -
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According to this article, Europe has the same rate of mass shootings as the US.
Lets consider this
1. Europe (the EU) has 500 million people (Europe itself has 700 million)
2. Europe (the EU) is not a country, its made of almost 30 countries that more or less hate each other and / or are historically enemies.
3. As far as "guns per capita" goes, well, of course the US is higher, and in Europe we have our stupid laws but remember that what people dont get
legally they will get it, one way or another. The really bad thing is... besides Switzerland, theres no country in Europe where you can assess a right
number or get even a close statistic about how many guns are in the hands of citizens - criminals or not - because in this case its all a big blur
since both of them have to acquire their guns the same way - through illegal means.
4. And no, that guy is wrong - Europe doesnt have no where near the "mass shootings", "killings", "rampages" or simple "homicides" by guns,
knives, swords, grenades or assault-lollipops that the US has. That article actually is the only one to claim such a thing. In Europe something like
that to happen is a really rare "freak occurrence" - there are shoot outs, dont get me wrong but, you cant really even put both of them in the same
Conclusion. The EU / US shootings / rampages / killings whatever are merely due to culture. Not guns, not their availability. We've also became more
"controllable" as a people than Americans. Americans are still a tough nut to crack and not these mind-controlled sheep that Europe has become for
the past 80 to 100 years... Someone went through a lot of work to bend, smooth, control "violent free Europe". Now its the US time to be
"converted" and people are cracking, breaking down and doing all kinds of crazy crap. Americans are not used to a lot of stuff that's been
happening to their country lately. I could go on about this, but I wont... I'll just say that reducing all social and economical aspects that put
people in tension and drive them to extremes and just put the blame on "Guns" its actually dumb and dangerous since it's basically ignoring the
most important factors.