Saturday, September 30, 2006

Murder & Guns.

Finally, gun control advocates frequently attribute the UK's low rate of violent crime to its restrictive gun laws. They would do well to bear in mind that in 1919, the year before gun control legislation was introduced, the US homicide rate was almost twelve times that of the UK. After close to 80 years of rigorous gun control the gap has now narrowed to a factor of four.

1 comment:

Stuart said...

Don't forget that in 1919, much of the US was still frontier territory! Also, the graph only shows figures for England & Wales; throw in Scotland and NI and the pgap will be a WHOLE lot narrower!