China cites Brady Campaign
China's State Council has released a report attacking American's human rights record, and it cites the Brady Campaign.
UPDATE: the People's Daily is, surprise, carrying the story. With the note that 10% of the US population has been shot. Now, maybe my experience is unusual pacific, but 10% of the people I know have not been shot. In fact, I have some experience via studies and the criminal justice system, and 10% of the people shot at have not been shot.
As far as the homcide rate in China -- I have no idea, but any figures are purely what the government is willing to admit. Until the fall of the Soviet Union, its reported homcide rates were quite low. Today we know that most of the formerly Soviet republics in fact have rates much higher than those of the US. MUCH higher.
Anyone know what the murder rate is in China?
Posted by: Sebastian at March 9, 2006 08:46 AM
These moral paragons are going to lecture us Hillary Clinton style. Plus they can get you a good deal on organ transplants from dissidents who didn't need them anymore.
Posted by: The Mechanic at March 9, 2006 02:43 PM
Interesting that the authors are shooting to make the point that the U.S. is an egregious violator of its citizens' human rights, but then cite the government's inability to reduce "the unchecked spread of guns" in attempting to show that the government does not provide safety to its citizens. So in the authors' view, the U.S. must restrict one or more human rights (property ownership, self-defense) in order to attempt to provide a higher level of something that's only arguably a human right (not to be murdered by other private citizens). Nice. The fact that China, that paragon of individual liberty, agrees with the gun-grabbers should be a wake-up call to all of 'em - too bad it won't be.
I do like how in their zeal to show how bad the murder rate is in the U.S. they point out how many murders there were in D.C. and Chicago, only to leave out the fact that it's in those very places where the murder rate is highest that handguns have been completely prohibited (not to mention CCW)!
Posted by: Jason at March 9, 2006 03:41 PM
It was hard to tell if that article was a Noam Chomsky screed or Communist propoganda.
Posted by: Christopher A. George at March 9, 2006 06:09 PM