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Effective in what way?
reply to post by PhoenixOD
As for your last comment I could care less what you think about US gun laws or our opinions on them. If you noticed I am asking about the gun laws there and if they are effective, which they are not.
This article was for December 2012 nearly 2 years ago!
The question - To those in Britain:
* - Does gun control work?
* - Is it common practice to rely on the government for protection from criminals (gang members / armed criminals)?
* - Do the numbers in the article sway your thoughts on your gun control laws?
* - If gun crimes continue to rise, would you be ok with relaxing gun control laws?
* - Would you guys please take Piers Morgan back ().
reply to post by Xcathdra
So just like in America most of the gun violence stems from gangs/organized crime?
You don't say? Funny enough, as we all know, most firearms are banned in the UK so if America continues to follow suit then all that's really accomplished is that guns are kept out of the hands of law abiding citizens. The problem is criminals who, as we all know, don't follow the law, which is why they're criminals.
As already pointed out on the first page by another poster, American's don't own guns out of fear and for the illusion of safety, for the illusion of safety we leave that responsibility to our Gov't & Federal alphabet agencies, just like in the UK, not guns.
The real point of my post you quoted is that you can ban guns all you want but criminals will never abide to such laws so unless the world plans on stopping the manufacturer of guns and destroys every last gun on the planet, there will always be gun crime, to which the UK is demonstrating nicely.
Anyone i think you meant British. British includes Scots, Welsh and Irish, not just The English.
Paul Joseph Watson
January 7, 2013
Despite the onslaught of media propaganda in support of the Obama administration’s anti-second amendment agenda in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the statistics clearly illustrate that gun control does not reduce violent crime and in fact has the opposite effect.
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports.
As the graph above highlights, according to the latest figures obtained by the FBI, violent crime offenses in the United States have been falling since 2007. The five year trend clearly shows that, despite there being an ongoing national debate about gun violence in America, violent crime itself is actually becoming less of a problem.
The graph below from the Department of Justice also highlights the fact that over the last 40 years, the amount of guns in America per 1000 people has increased, whereas serious violent crimes have decreased.
In addition, despite the media drumbeat that murders involving guns represent the number one safety threat to American citizens, the reality is completely the opposite.
Amongst the “top ten killers” in the United States, homicide by firearms is at the bottom of the list, according to figures from the CDC and the FBI. Almost 20 times more people die in the United States from medical errors than they do from firearm homicides, but there is no outcry to slap draconian regulations on the medical industry.
See link for more...