Mudcat Café message #4002813 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148617   Message #4002813
Posted By: Backwoodsman
31-Jul-19 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
OK, let’s look at the numbers again...

All homicides
Number of deaths: 19,510
Deaths per 100,000 population: 6.0
Firearm homicides
Number of deaths: 14,542

Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.5

Now compare....

UK - total shooting deaths: 31 (deaths per 100,000 population: 0.048)
Australia - total shooting deaths: 238 (deaths per 100,000 population: 0.95)

What is the big difference between U.K./Australia vs. US? As you apparently don’t have the intellect to understand, or are so indoctrinated by NRA and bullet-head horse-shit, let me tell you -

The U.K. and Australia have strong, rigidly enforced gun-laws, and severe penalties for carrying a firearm when in the commission of another crime. To be granted a licence to possess a firearm in the U.K., a person has to go through rigorous police-checks which are periodically re-checked, and has to prove need for that firearm. A very limited number of people can demonstrate that need because there are severe restrictions on what constitutes ‘need’. ‘Self-defence’ is not a legitimate ‘need’.