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Originally posted by rapier28
Yeah, but they not M-16 rifles, which is what the other poster was suggesting.
Are you sure violent crime is less then England?
Originally posted by BillHicksRules
"In fact, the violent crime rate is actually HIGHER in nations such as England where fire arm ownership is illegal."
Do you have any facts to back this up?
What about for Scotland?
Crime did not fall in England after handguns were banned in 1997. Quite the contrary, crime rose sharply. In May, the British government reported that gun crime in England and Wales nearly doubled in the last four years. Serious violent crime rates from 1997 to 2002 averaged 29% higher than 1996; robbery was 24% higher; murders 27% higher. Before the law, armed robberies had fallen by 50% from 1993 to 1997, but as soon as handguns were banned, the armed robbery rate shot back up, almost back to their 1993 levels. The violent crime rate in England is now double that in the United States.