A breakdown of the statistics, which were compiled into league tables by the Conservatives, revealed that violent crime in the UK had increased from 652,974 offences in 1998 to more than 1.15 million crimes in 2007.
It means there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe.
Austria is second, with a rate of 1,677 per 100,000 people, followed by Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Holland.
By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population.
France recorded 324,765 violent crimes in 2007 – a 67 per cent increase in the past decade – at a rate of 504 per 100,000 population.
Originally posted by kerazeesicko
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
I was saying that pro gunners cannot say look at the way Canada is without guns...they cannot say we have more crimes and deaths due to gun control laws.
The anti gunners can use our country and say..this is how good life can be with stricter gun laws.
HERE'S A LITTLE HISTORY ON GUN CONTROL
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1..5 million Armenians, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Consider this: Over 56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control. You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
that was good ... you've been peeeeking
folk....ON average hate guns, don't know how to use one and would pee their pants if one happened to fall from a cabinet or come into their immediate area of control by some other unexpected method. The whole THOUGHT of shooting someone ...Ewww... gives 'em nightmares
Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by NOTurTypical
then i would guess woman is the exception to the rule, eh ?
we certainly have changed and continue to do so which might be another reason why UK gun bans will never work in the US.
Originally posted by bates
the thread title is very misleading given the op constantly shoots everyone who argues that gun control has worked in the uk down as 'missing his point'
please don't start a thread with:
Why would gun control measures that didn't work in the UK, work in the U.S.?
and then tell people they can't point out why gun control in the uk has worked.