Crime in South Africa
A doctor's look. Pretty horrifying.
Good thing they have such strict gun laws, otherwise things would get out of hand.
"Obviously, we're making an impact," said Judy Bassingthwaite, the national director of the leading lobby for curbs on gun ownership, Gun Free South Africa. "That's very good news."
UPDATE: Wooter in South Africa comments, in a comment blocked by the spam filter (and this time it has me totally baffled):
me goes off to play with his warm fuzzy wuzzy wabbit.
Sarcasm off. :-)
SA has a firearm homicide rate alone nearly 4x that of the US's total rate.
SO the anti's answer? Restrict ownership on those who follow the law. That seems to be their universal answer.
Posted by: thirdpower at June 18, 2008 07:34 AM
Well of course it is the universal answer. The thugs are the "useful idiots" who enable the total accumulation of power in the state, often with the blessing of the people who have been stripped of the ability to defend themselves. When the thugs' usefulness is over, the state always finds a way to eliminate the crime "problem".
We are seeing that pattern of social engineering here in our own land.
Posted by: straightarrow at June 18, 2008 08:26 AM
"Guns don't kill people, people kill people"
Posted by: Jeii3000 at June 21, 2008 01:20 AM
the south african gun laws are disarming law abiders. the criminals are still well armed.
Posted by: bongi at June 21, 2008 09:43 AM
The South African farm murders are special prepeared by the governmental gun-laws.
Gun-Free South Afrika is really a goog news für this people.
Posted by: fmj at June 25, 2008 12:41 AM