Destroying the second amendment depends on keeping the public afraid, and away from accurate information.
Violent crime in the United States fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 with murder, rape and robbery all going down, although crime remains a serious problem in many urban areas, the FBI said on Monday.
The report of all crimes reported to police nationwide showed slightly more than 1.2 million violent incidents nationwide, while property crimes hit a nine-year low.
Compared with 2010, the new figures show violent crime down 3.8 percent overall. Property crime was down 0.5 percent.
Among violent incidents reported to police, murders were down about 0.7 percent, robberies dropped 4 percent, aggravated assaults declined 3.9 percent, and forcible rapes were down 2.5 percent.
The UK only has one fifth as many people as the US, but the UK averages 50% more violent crimes per year than the US. That works out to a violent crime rate in the gun-free UK, which is 700% higher than the US.
Gun control is a disaster every place it is implemented.
180,000 people die every year from hospital mistakes according to according to an article in AARP. 6000 medicare patients suffer from “never events” every month, egregious errors like leaving instruments in the body after surgery, operating on the wrong body part. The scary part is some studies show that as much as a third of hospital admissions result in harm to the patient. 5-10% of patients get preventable infections.
AND, here comes Obamacare which will tax the hospitals even more and more mistakes are likely. BTW, there’s not one single hospital in Colorado that’s on their Top Safest Hospitals. The closest is Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Ever heard a Congressman talk about all these deaths rather than blabbing on and on about gun control?
You may wish to look at this
In the United States, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population
graph of homicide rate –
Any other US graph of gun statistics on the site –
Also there is this that tells a lot about the carnage the rest of the world can inflicted on each other
When you have no fear that people can defend themselves, you tend to be more emboldened in your debauchery.
You have to dig a bit deeper here. The UK “violent crime” statistics also counts simple assault and threats of violence, for example, that the FBI’s doesn’t count as violent crime. Overall the UK still rates as more violent than the US per capita, though, but not by such a large margin.
I’d rather live in a violent world, and have the ability to protect myself. Then live in a violent world in fear, because the criminals have guns and I’ve been disarmed.
But relax the police can be there in 20 minutes or so…