If you can guarantee no guns would EVER enter the US legally or
illegally, I would consider agreeing. The problem is, you can't and guns
will ALWAYS be in the hands of criminals. Therefore, armed citizens is
the answer. You don't want to own or carry a gun to protect yourself, so
be it, but others are smarter than you.
If guns are difficult to obtain, the overall deaths from them diminsih significantly (proved by my link). The problem in America is so many people have guns that everyone wants one to protect themselves form any nutters who have one.
In 1839, the imperial Chinese commissioner Lin Zexu wrote a letter to Queen Victoria warning that, unless the British stopped supplying opium to China, he would cut off rhubarb supplies to Britain, killing everyone through mass constipation.
My takeaways are:
"Of these 640 Murders / Homicides, 44 involved a gun or firearm as the
main weapon. Gun murders in Britain in 2011/12 represent 6% of the
murder cases, (0.72 gun homicides per million population)."
"The most common method of killing continues to be by sharp instrument."
Obviously the UK needs to ban anything but plastic cutlery and
kindergarten scissors. Which would you prefer, a nice quick head shot or
bleeding out while you're tripping over your own guts?
Farming causes global warming, at least the rise in CO2, if that is
really the cause.
The rise in CO2 tracks the rise of farming and the increase of
population as closely as any other metric and that goes back 10,000
On Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:58:44 +0000 (GMT+00:00), Aardvark
The CO2 trend predates the industrial revolution as does the ramp up
of the population. Granted both were lower but the parallel still
tracks pretty much exactly. The end of industrialization as we know
will only cut CO2 if there is also a drop in the population
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