Empowering The Criminals

Taken from Christmas Nick:

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." ~Thomas Jefferson

Boy, is there no subject Tommy didn't touch?

Seems logical enough to me.


At SE, there's a video that suggests crimes (home invasions and assault) actually rose after Australia banned guns. Here's a link to a home invasion article.

It's true Canada has less murders per capita than the USA but we do have high rates of assaults, robberies and rape. Link to highest gun ownership per capita.

If you look at this table. America has 11.8 million total crimes or 3.74%. Canada has 2.5 million or 7.1%! Clearly, we see more crime than the Americans.

So much for the peaceful kingdom.

It's interesting to note that when you add up the four main partners in the G7 - Italy, France, Britain and Germany - their combined population is roughly 270 million and they have more total crime (18.9 million).

So much for the peaceful Europeans. And never mind about the persistent ugly racial incidences at soccer games. Something we simply don't see in North America.

In fact, all countries in the G7 experience more total crimes than the United States.

Alas, WaPo - unsurprisingly - clings to its beliefs.

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