Dec 23, 2013

International Study Shows Gun Bans Do Not Reduce Crime

Harvard University produced a study entitled Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?
Since at least 1965, the false assertion that the United States has the industrialized world’s highest murder rate has been an artifact
of politically motivated Soviet minimization designed to hide the
true homicide rates.

Russian  murder  increased  so  drastically  that  by  the  early  1990s  the  Russian  rate  was  three  times higher than that of the United States.
Nation  Murder Rate  Rate of Gun Ownership
Russia  20.54 [2002]  4,000
Luxembourg  9.01 [2002]  c. 0
Hungary  2.22 [2003]  2,000
Finland  1.98 [2004]  39,000
Sweden  1.87 [2001]  24,000
Poland  1.79 [2003]  1,500
France  1.65 [2003]  30,000
Denmark  1.21 [2003]  19,000
Greece  1.12 [2003]  11,000
Switzerland  0.99 [2003]  16,000
Germany  0.93 [2003]  30,000
Norway  0.81 [2001]  36,000
Austria  0.80 [2002]  17,000
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In the late 1990s, England moved from stringent controls to a
complete  ban  of  all  handguns  and  many  types  of  long  guns.
Hundreds  of  thousands  of  guns  were  confiscated  from  those
owners  law‐abiding  enough  to  turn  them  in  to  authorities.
Without suggesting this caused violence, the ban’s ineffective‐
ness  was  such  that  by  the  year  2000  violent  crime  had  so  in‐
creased  that  England  and  Wales  had  Europe’s  highest  violent
crime rate, far surpassing even the United States.
The framers of the US Constitution knew what they were doing when they created the Second Amendment, second only to the first - Freedom of Speech and Religion.

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