@gizmo you mentioned England. Not sure why.
They have 5.3 times lower murder rate than the USA in general.
The Stats appear to support the factual reduction in murders with firearms when the muppets can't get their hands on them.
Gun violence rare in U.K. compared to U.S.
In a population of 56 million, that adds up to about 50 to 60 gun killings annually. In the USA, by contrast, there are about 160 times as many gun homicides in a country that is roughly six times larger in population. There were 8,124 gun homicides in 2014, according to the latest FBI figures.y six times larger in population. There were 8,124 gun homicides in 2014, according to the latest FBI figures.
Now, lets have a look at a comparison of overall murder rates across the world. per 100,000
These places sound like rather safe places to hang out.
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There are apparently 93 countries that are worse off.
We have sick people running folks down with vans, stabbing people, etc.
We just happen to have way less firearms related homicides than you guys. Slightly older stats but, there does not appear to be an improvement by 2015 as above.
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As I always say, you guys are going to have to figure this one out somehow.
The problem with Chart 4 is that 4 or 5 or 10 times near zero is still near zero. The chart is intended to show how the U.S. is so much more dangerous. I mean 6 times that of other countries, the people here must be dropping like flies.
But 3.5 out of 100,000, what really does that mean? It means you have 3.5 / 100,000 * 100 = 0.0035% chance of being murdered with a firearm being used as the tool of the crime in the U.S.
Conversely that means you have a 100-0.0035 = 99.9965% chance of NOT being murdered with a firearm in the U.S.
In comparison to Canada, the numbers are 0.0005% of and 99.9995% of NOT.
So once you cross that border into the U.S. from Canada you're likelihood of being shot and killed rises by 0.003%. I just don't see that as statistically significant. Now stay out of known high crime areas mentioned earlier and this number drops even more.
I was just visiting this evening with a cousin of mine from the U.K. that I've not seen in more than 30 years. He first flew into Los Angeles before driving to Phoenix. He didn't mention every feeling at risk while even in L.A. Plans to make another trip here next year, has made many other previous trips. Go figure, he doesn't seem to think this is the wild west.