The British Home Office, by contrast, has a substantially different
definition of violent crime. The British definition includes all “crimes
against the person,” including simple assaults, all robberies, and all
“sexual offenses,” as opposed to the FBI, which only counts aggravated
assaults and “forcible rapes.”
I think you should recheck your facts. The gun ban partook in Jan 1997.
After that time, the average homicide rate began a steady climb and
more than doubled between 2002 - 2003. The UK increased there police
force and the rate slowly dropped but the rate is still higher today
than it was before the ban partook. The similar data equates to
Australia as well. Overall, violent crimes in the UK are more than
doubled than the US.
What these countries did was removed the ability for law abiding
citizens to protect themselvs when attacked.
There's a reason for that which I've answered in a previous post.
BTW, this is a "respectable" (I assume) source:
7 facts about guns and mass shootings after Orlando | Miami Herald
6 days ago - There are various definitions of mass shootings, making the
number .... In the same time period, however, there were 133 incidents
in the United States. ... have legally purchased weapons since 2004,
according to a 2015 U.S. ...
The the only people safer in the UK since your government took your guns
away some years back are the criminals. Crimes against persons as well
as property zoomed after the people were disarmed and could no longer
defend themselves against the bad guys.
If your intention was to do me harm, wouldn't you first attempt to
Are you talking about the 1824 gun act or the more recent laws?
Were guns ever legal in the UK? | Yahoo Answers
8 Jan 2013 - I believe the first big law on guns was made in 1824 which
made it illegal to carry a dangerous weapon of any kind in public
without a valid ...
Living in a light pink state may color your perception, so to speak. You
are correct though that nationally about two thirds of the households do
not have a firearm. However, that ratio is reversed in this state.
However, that does not prevent Illinois from having an above average
I'm not sure that's true. In the 1970s, surveys showed more than half of Americans stating that
they owned firearm(s), but recently the numbers are down to around one-third -- but who knows
if they're telling the truth? If someone I didn't know asked me if I have any firearms in my home,
I think my answer would be "None of your damn business!"
I suspect the truth is that well over half of us own guns... but many, maybe most, of us who do,
won't admit it to a stranger.
Why would we be jealous of being 10 times less likely to get shot?
A woman brought an old picture of her dead husband, wearing a hat, to the photographer. She wanted to know if the photographer could remove the hat from the picture.
He convinced her he could easily do that, and asked her what side of his head her husband parted his hair on.
If you're going to state facts, it's best to check your facts.
It's the very *opposite* of what you just said:
More than 80% of guns used in mass shootings obtained legally
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