I admit it. I’m one of those people, who seem to be rare, who simply doesn’t care what other countries think of us here in the U.S.
That’s an unpopular point of view, especially from those on the political left who seem to be obsessed with comparing the U.S. to other countries and who desperately want to remake the U.S. into European culture.
I think, quite frankly, that if they want to live in a country that has European culture, with its gun control and other foibles, then, they should move there and leave us here in the U.S. alone. We love our guns and our American culture that leans towards personal liberty and personal responsibility.
Having said that, though, there is an interesting thing that comes up when you start reviewing violence rates in the U.S. with other countries, starting with gun violence rates. Tom Knighton writes,
However, I want to focus on the UK’s homicide numbers versus our non-gun homicide rate.
See, this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison. It’s a look our homicide rate excluding an entire weapon type–the same type of weapon we’re told is the problem–to compare to their total homicide rate and we still have a higher rate.
Further, it would be idiotic to assume that without guns, the non-gun homicide rate would have been the exact same. At least some murderers would have used a different weapon and still been successful. That means the murder rate would have been higher than that 1.6 per 100,000 people.
And that is per capita, so you can’t claim the UK’s smaller population accounts for the difference.
The problem is that Americans, for some reason, really are just more prone toward violence. We’re more likely to kill one another than the British are.
And it’s not just the British. Our non-gun homicide rate outstrips most European nations’ total homicide rate. In fact, high-income nations have a total homicide rate of 0.8, compared to a non-gun homicide rate of twice that.
Now, those are scary numbers, aren’t they (and Knighton isn’t an advocate for gun control. Not by a long shot.).
What Knighton doesn’t mention, though, is what is really driving the violence numbers in the U.S. We’ve talked about this before here.
What’s driving rates of violence in the U.S.? The top five cities with strict gun control. Take those five cities out of the calculations, and the U.S. is just barely out of the top ten safest countries to live in out of all 196 countries in the world.
So, what do the violence statistics from other countries show us? They show us that those countries might be safer, too, if they didn’t have gun control, and that we shouldn’t have it here, anywhere, either.
He makes a very good point “” The top five cities with strict gun control. Take those five cities out of the calculations, and the U.S. is just barely out of the top ten safest countries to live in out of all 196 countries in the world. “” …
Those five cities run by democrats for decades contribute the most …
Yet because of those 5 cities that can’t enforce their laws the entire Country is punished …
Part of our collective problem may be the crowding aspect. Lab tests of crowding rats into small areas resulted in them becoming violent against others, and some were killed by those rats. This happened every time a critical crowding point was reached.
Perhaps this this same situation is exacerbating our society, along with the decay of morals, family togetherness, and collapsing civilization?
In the 50+ years since I got my first gun, never have any of them shot anything on their own. I’ve even left the securiry cabinet door unlocked and open, and they just sit there.
The Root Problem of Gun Violence isn’t the gun, it’s the Asshole Criminals that Misuse them, Period.
Same here and it’s those that have no morals, respect for the law and others, or a God …
The gun banning groups and gun banning politicians always carefully choose and cherry pick which countries have lower homicide rates.
One thing they never mention is racial.makeup of countries.
The USA is a hodge podge of different races and cultures.
And people living in these small European countries, their families have been there for hundreds of years.
Unlike the USA where people move from one state to another for any number of reasons.
People in Europe do not pack up and move to another country. And many countries dislike their neighboring countries. That’s why they have had so many wars in Europe. We don’t have that in America.
When these gun banning groups compare America to England, it’s too totally different cultures.
In America, one is a citizen with ” rights” ( except for commiefornia, communist New Jersey, communist New York, communist Maryland and communist Rhode Island), in England, people are subjects to the crown, in effect, the crown ” owns” them and can do whatever they want to with them. You basically have no rights there, unless you are rich and famous.
There are gun banning politicians in America who want to send the police house to house in America, kicking in your front door, shooting your family dog to intimidate you, then beating you severely with Billy clubs, until you ” confess” to where your guns and ammo are, then they will arrest you and your family as “dangerous terrorists” and put you and your family in prison.
The gun banning government will then use emminate domain to seize your home, property, bank accounts, and cars.
Leaving you broke, homeless and living on the streets.
Support and join pro gun groups and pro hunting groups .
Crime will only get worse with this currupt administration.
Over 50% of all shootings are street gangs and drug dealers shooting at each other . The far leftist news media never mention that.
They shoot at each other over turf, flashing gang signs, looking at someone girlfriend, or no reason at all.
In commiefornia, shoplifters walk into retail clothing stores and grab arm fulls of clothes off the racks and walk out to a waiting car and drive off. No one does anything to stop them except film it on their cell phone and post it on YouTube.
If and when these shoplifters are ever caught, they are not charged with any crime and are let go because they are ” poor and a minority”.
In most demoncrap run cities, the mayor and city council listen to a bunch of protesters, rioters, looters and criminals and want to abolish and defund the police department.
Instead of listening to a bunch of loud mouth criminals, they should let the police go out and arrest these loud mouth criminals and put them in prison for long sentences then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.
The administration has been taken down sections of the border wall and selling it of for scrap. This allows the cartels, M13 gang members, M18 gang members, felons, murderes, terrorists, spies, criminals and prostitutes to cross the border and the administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.
The Central American countries and South America countries are emptying out their jails and prisons and sending thousands of criminals and felons to America and the administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.
The USA cannot become the dumping ground for all the worlds poor, unemployed, and homeless.
Do we really want America to end up like India with over a billion people living in the streets, alleys, sidewalks and gutters and having to eat garbage out of dumpsters just to survive.
Finish the border wall now and stop all immigration to America.
America does not need more people.
There is now a record amount of homeless Americans and homeless veterans in America.
But this administration could care less about them, the administration is more interested in illegals and allowing them to vote in the next election.
Several cities now allowing illegals as young as 16 to vote in elections.
Many Americans are being evicted from their apartments and homes and are homeless and the administration is giving these apartments and homes to the illegals.
The gun banning groups are run and funded by Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and the Chinese government.
China has even gone to the UN council and demanding that they repeal the 2nd amendment!
In China, it is forbidden for it’s citizens to own firearms. Only the police, military and politicians can own firearms. How else do you think they can control a population of over 1.3 billion people?
China wants America. China and Saudi Arabia are buying up huge amounts of American farmland and ranch land and none of the politicians seem to care.
American farmland and ranch land for American citizens only !!
No foreign governments should be allowed to buy up American farmland and ranch land and control our food.
China is investing billions in Central American countries. They are building factories, military bases and office buildings.
China gives Central American government billions of dollars.
The Central American countries see this administration as ” weak and ineffective”.
This administration cares only for trannies, gays, drag queens, and pedophiles.
Back during WW2 Germany and Japan had plans to invade the east coast and west coast of America and have Mexico invade the southern states. But they were afraid of all the Americans who owned firearms and would fight them off. Nowadays they are joining up to ban all firearms in America.
The Brady gun banning group, has joined up with Mexico and several foreign countries and are sueing gun manufacturers and gun shops in Arizona to put them out of business.
The Brady gun banning group is a traitor to America and all Americans !
AOC and the squad and Letitta James want to repeal the 2nd amendment.
AOC and the squad want to replace the Constitution and Bill of Rights with something out of Castro -Stalin handbook and turn America into a ” communist workers paradise”.
AOC and the squad want to replace the American flag too.
If the government really wanted to stop school shootings, they would put the police and national guard at every school in America.
The only parents who are against this, is the ones who’s kids are in gangs and deal drugs in school.
To be safe, always home school your children.
The schools are full of gangs, bullies, drug dealers, drag queens and pedophiles who want to molest and prey on your children .
Why is it that back in the 1950″s, one could walk into a hardware store, gun shop, or mail order all kinds of guns with no background checks, no federal forms to fill out, no waiting periods, and crime was much lower back then.
The gun banning politicians always say that they need more gun laws to stop criminals. How? The reason they are criminals is because they don’t obey any laws !
Did you know that when the first street lights came out that the politicians back then, said street lights would stop crime. Has it?
Repeal the illegal 1934 gangster gun control act now !
We no longer have bootleggers riding on sideboard of cars shooting at other bootleggers.
We no longer have gangster bank robbers riding on sideboard of cars robbing banks.
Today, bank robbers use computers to rob banks.
Make it legal to put a shoulder stock on a handgun. If it’s a handgun, how can putting a shoulder stock on it make it a sawed off rifle? But if you take of the shoulder stock it’s a handgun again. Huh?
Rifles of any kind are used in hardly any crimes.
More people are killed with hands and feet, around 2,000 every year.
Make sound suppressor legal to own. Did you know in many European countries that hunters are required to put sound suppressor on their rifles do as not to scare people. Only in America are they heavily restricted.
There are some dumb ass politicians who have been playing too many video games and want suppressor banned .
Sound suppressor help save hunters and target shooters hearing !
Make trapper style’lever action rifle legal again.
Prior to 1934, lever action trapper rifles with 12″, 13″, 14″, 15″, were popular. Make them legal again.
In many demoncrap run cities they have a ” gun buy back”. Where the police will give a $50 gift certificate to purchase tennis shoes.
At these ” gun buy backs”, the police have surveillance vans wth cameras taking photos of everyone who shows up.
Also at these ” gun buy backs”, the police will have a undercover agent in disguise putting guns on the tables to make the ” gun buy back” look more effective.
If someone has a gun they don’t want, they can take it to a gun shop and get more money for it.
In Canada, their dictator is banning all semi auto firearms and all handguns.
This is because some crazy man dressed up like a policeman with stolen handguns , and shot a bunch of people.
In Canada all lever action rifles over 10 rounds and ” assault rifles”!
He also banned cartridges that he claimed are too powerful like the 458 Win. Mag. and the 460 Weatherby Magnum, these are now ” assault rifles”!
In fact, all bolt action rifles can only hold 5 rounds! Anything over 5 rounds is a “assault rifle”.
So you see, the gun banners have gone from 10 rounds down to 5 rounds. How soon before that’s too much and they will only allow 2 or 3 rounds?
Support and protect your Right to keep and own all types of firearms, magazines, and accessories.
Don’t allow the evil, far leftist, power crazed, Satan worshipping politicians to ban and confiscate our guns!
Buy more guns, ammo, magazines now before it is too late !
Thank you! Well said!
We kicked the misfits out of our county, we sent them back to England 🙂