Do Guns Lower Murder Rates?

By CTD Rob published on in Firearms, News

Murder rates vary drastically by country. In many places, the more guns you have, the fewer capitol crimes you have.

Murder Rate and Gun Rate

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/account99

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    Seems to me the countries listed were selectively chosen because they back up the baseless claims that more guns equates to less crime.

    Why stricter firearm laws will reduce criminal access to firearms in America:

    Note: this is about criminal access to firearms, and not whether or not it will reduce crime in general, as that is entirely a cultural thing in part of the country in question.

    First, I’ll explain why firearm laws will not work in countries such as the UK. The UK is not a major firearm producing country, surrounded and easily accessible by significant firearm producing countries. Even if you outlaw firearms in the UK, firearms are still obtainable, easily, from neighboring firearm producing countries.

    America, on the other hand, is THE major firearm producing country in North and South America and is isolated from the rest of the world by sea. Canadian, American and South American criminals typically obtain their firearms by theft of law abiding American citizens. In other words, law abiding American citizens are THE main suppliers of firearms to North and South American criminals. Stricter firearm laws in America will not only reduce criminal access to firearms in America, but also Canada and the entire South America, as the criminals have little to no other easy means to obtain firearms. The black market may as well not even exist considering how insignificant their presence is in comparison.

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  • Mike

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    I’d be curious to see how the gun ownership is measured. Are they talking everything from pistols to shotguns to hunting rifles to black rifles? How do they account for the differences in cumpulsory military service and reserve structures. For example in Switzerland, don’t reservists keep their assault rifles at home, and have the option to buy them at the end?

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  • Scott

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    US murder rate is about 5 per 100,000.

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  • Chevy

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    No liberal will allow that….

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  • Tom Hargrave

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    I’d also like to see a comparison between states with concealed carry laws and murders per 100,000 people.

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  • Jim Greene

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    I read a very good analysis of some recent research that explains why this if so. I wish I could remember where I saw it so I could direct others to the findings. There are societal factors that enter the equation but I can’t recall enough of the details to report them here. It once again shoots down the gun grabbers claim that guns ate the cause of violence but of course they don’t want to hear that and pretend they don’t.

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  • Ryan

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    I also would like to know where the USA falls into this chart.

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  • Chevy

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    Where is the USA?

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