reply to post by elysiumfire
i really wish i had your vocabulary! (excellent replys).
Contrary to public perception, the overall level of gun crime in England and Wales is very low – less than 0.5% of all crime recorded by the
(quote taken from - www.homeoffice.gov.uk...
says it all really, i couldnt find the same stat for over all gun crime in the usa to compare to though, although, i did find this lovely little tit
bit to compare gun crime levels beetween all countries.
Crime statistics - murder with firearms (per capita) by country.
for those that want a quick comparrison, its a top 32 list, south africa is top, mexico in at 5, USA in at 8 and UK all the way down at 32.
so gun regulation DOES work, i have never had a fear of anyone shooting me, because ive never known guns to be legal. (except for licienced club
members, gamekeepers , farmers, army)
the argument that the army has guns, so the public should have them to is so wrong its beyond words, if they all had herpese would you all demand you
had that as well so you were all on the same level, or what if they were forced to have 2 fingers chopped off when they joined the army, would that
mean that every citzen should have 2 fingers chopped off to level the playing field?
Thehunted also had a good points, if you want an even playing field, does that mean that the general public can own nuke weapons? surface to air
missiles? daisy cutter bombs? ect, i could go on for a long time (drones, spy sattalites.?).
if you feel the need to own a gun to protect yourself, join the army and get to use as much guns as you want. Of take action to get your police forces
working how the people want them, their paid to protect and serve, its their job and not the job of the general public in any country!
guns are wrong, in pretty much any way. the protection and constitution arguments just dont wash, as like already stated, thats going on the word of a
document thats little over 200 of years old!! and most of it deffinitelly does not have much bearing in a modern world.
no guns = a hell of a lot less shootings, and thats not just my belly rumbling, its fact and the statistics proove it.
edit, i had a thought to try and find some gune related suicide stars for usa / uk, for another viewpoint on how guns are bad, i am not sure when they
are for, but gun laws in both continents have been the same for a long time, so this info should be relevent.
more gun stats - murder / suicide
i also had the though about the phrase "guns dont kill people, people kill people" and if thats the case what does it say about america and them
owning guns? as their not far from the top of the world guncrime lists.
(im not in anyway saying americans are bad people, but it is a thought to ponder over in the gun argument)
[edit on 25-9-2008 by boaby_phet - he is tired and made about 20 typos]
[edit on 25-9-2008 by boaby_phet]