August 29, 2013

Alex, I'll Take," What Doesn't Work For Crime Control" For $1,000

A Harvard Study titled "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?" looks at figures for "intentional deaths" throughout continental Europe and juxtaposes them with the U.S. to show that more gun control does not necessarily lead to lower death rates or violent crime.

Because the findings so clearly demonstrate that more gun laws may in fact increase death rates, the study says that "the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths" is wrong.

For example, when the study shows numbers for Eastern European gun ownership and corresponding murder rates, it is readily apparent that less guns to do not mean less death. In Russia, where the rate of gun ownership is 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, the murder rate was 20.52 per 100,000 in 2002. That same year in Finland, where the rater of gun ownership is exceedingly higher--39,000 per 100,000--the murder rate was almost nill, at 1.98 per 100,000.
Private ownership of handguns is banned in Mother Russia, yet the Russian firearm murder rate is almost four times greater than the US (30.6 per 100,000 as opposed to 7.8). It would be even lower if the feds would just regulate the borders as they should.


WoFat said...

Didn't work too well for Australia. More crime than ever.

sig94 said...

WoFat - no matter where you go, libs are the same:

"If it ain't broke, break it. If it's broke, let's have more of the same."