He may be on to something. The constitution says nothing about bullets.
I found this frightening article on the horrific rise of homicides in the East US today at MSNBC. I am so glad I live in Canada where people are reasonable and logical about issues like gun control.
The worst murder rate in the US is Washington DC . . . where ALL firearms have been banned for decades.
How about Vancouver, Toronto where shootouts are almost a daily routine. Then there’s the murder capital of Canada . . . Winnipeg!!
News flash . . . . guns don’t kill people any more than do knives, baseball bats or automobiles . . . . PEOPLE kill people. In your world would you just ban anything sharp or heavy . . . and life would be beautiful . . . so silly, so female!!!
Maybe you should check facts from some other source than the NRA Old School and call me a “silly female” again and I’ll ban you from commenting here.
This CBC article states,
767 males and 49 females — died of firearms-related injuries in Canada in 2002, the most recent year examined in the study. This represented 2.6 deaths per 100,000 population, down from 5.9 per 100,000 in 1979, it said.
In a cross-border comparison for the year 2000, Statistics Canada says the risk of firearms death was more than three times as great for American males as for Canadian males and seven times as great for American females as for Canadian females.
Because more of the U.S. deaths were homicides (as opposed to suicides or accidental deaths), the U.S. rate of gun homicide was nearly eight times Canada’s, the agency says. Homicides accounted for 38 per cent of deaths involving guns in the United States and 18 per cent in Canada.
From this data, we can see that your chance of being murdered by a gun is substantially higher in the United States, particularly if you are a woman (big surprise here eh?). Stats can says,
Based on selected offences, the United States has had a much higher rate of reported violent crime than Canada. The homicide rate was three times higher in the United States than it was in Canada, while the American rate for aggravated assault was double the Canadian rate. For robbery, the rate was 65% higher in the United States.
And banning a gun in one state doesn’t help much if you can drive for 20 minutes and pick up one somewhere else. Give me a break.
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