Kates and Mauser on international comparisons
Interesting comparison (sorry, for some reason things don't indent here):
Country Murder rate and Gun ownership per 100,000
Russia 20 and 4,000
Sweden 1.87 and 24,000
Norway 0.81 and 36,000
Question: Russia has a gun ownership of 4,000 per 100,1000??
That sounds high given the supposedly very restrictive laws. It is only 4% but still.
Posted by: Rich at August 29, 2013 06:08 AM
Replying to Rich. Handguns are essentially outlawed in Russia. Families would keep a shotgun or Cold War era AK around for home defense. There's more to Russia than just the big-name cities.
Posted by: Max Power at August 29, 2013 08:43 AM
There was still hunting in the USSR, and hunting versions of military rifles were made for hunters and guides, or so Gun Digest said in some story about hunting in the USSR. Party members had more privileges and remember seeing some broadcast documentary about a Soviet Doc & party member who went to England to buy best shotguns for hunting and to add to his collection. And Joe Biden of course has his famous Beretta 20 gauge. Wish I could afford a Beretta double.
Posted by: Eldon Dickens at August 29, 2013 10:56 AM
I'm a bit floored this article is "making the rounds" ... with the implication that it's something new.
This paper was published in 2006.
It's a great article. But I suspect the folks at the Blaze and elsewhere need to do a bit more journalism, and a little less blogging.
Posted by: Carl from Chicago at August 29, 2013 02:04 PM