Saturday, 28 April 2007

More Evidence Against Gun Control

Some facts for the Gun-Controlists:

-In the last thirty years in Amerca, Gun circulation doubled. However, that has gone hand-in-hand with a drop in violent crimes by about 33%.
-In individual states, with every 1% increase in gun ownership, the violent crime rate drops 4.1%.
-Roughly 460,000 gun crimes occur in the US every year. But guns are used for defense 1,300,000-2,500,000 times in a year, which means guns are used in defense 3-5 times more than crimes committed with them.
-In crime situations, the criminal is more than 80% likely to flee if the defendant has a gun, even if he has a gun himself!
-Evidence has been done by American Government Departments into gun-control laws, and in one circumstance, researchers looked into 395 publications about 80 gun-control laws, and concluded that none have any effect at lowering the violent crime rate.

Perhaps the New York Times, who wrote this awful piece of crap, ought to listen:

"What is needed, urgently, is stronger controls over the lethal weapons that cause such wasteful carnage."

What's actually needed is less gun-control laws. And better journalists in the Big Apple, too.

(From the Cato Institute)

1 comment:

Euan said...

The main point that differentiates this from Columbine is that this nutter used a hand gun....with a 30 round magazine. This is a tragedy that could have happened anywhere.