Originally Posted by SiempreTuna
Re the argument that there's no evidence that banning guns saves lives, try the fact the US has a homicide rate several times higher than anywhere else in the developed world.
Actually, the homicide rate in this country is very low. It has been in steady decline for many decades. And if there were no guns, people with the itch to kill would still kill.
Here in the United States, we do not slaughter entire races of people. We are not genocidal mass murderers sponsored by our government. We do not have a corrupt police force that lets wholesale murder occur. We do it in small batches and it is still rare.
61,911,000 Murdered: The Soviet Gulag State
35,236,000 Murdered: The Communist Chinese
20,946,000 Murdered: The Nazi Genocide State
10,214,000 Murdered: The Depraved Nationalist Regime
Contrasted the above with the number of kids murdered in the United States. Many of the people that die a violent death are criminals and drugs have lots to do with some problems.
We are not as violent as we once were and the fact bear this out.
The news keeps on a story for a long time and when they move on to the next story, we are left reeling. All we can think about is how one crazy nut bar could do such a terrible thing and perhaps we should ban guns without understanding that guns were never the problem.