Russia: fewer guns, more homicides
Interesting. Russia has about one-tenth of the US's gun density, a ban on all semi-autos, background checks and permits for other guns, yet has near twice our murder rate.
But not "Gun violence"
Murders by other means don't count.
Posted by: Peter at September 25, 2013 10:05 PM
Peter, that's nonsense, a straw man used by the anti-gun crowd. Of course murders by other means count, because if more people were armed, there would be fewer of these; hence, more guns, less murder. Note that the violent crime rate is inversely correlated with gun ownership rates, regardless of the instrument of the violent crime.
Posted by: Anonymous at September 26, 2013 08:35 AM
Anon, you're right, but I'll give Peter the benefit of the doubt, as I suspect he was writing ironically.
Posted by: Hartley at September 26, 2013 09:40 AM