Thursday, May 04, 2006

Proof that gun-bans don't reduce crime

international crimeTelegraph | A quarter of English are victims of crime Canada, England and Australia have all enacted some form of gun ban, or at least some draconian measure ensuring that law-abiding citizens are disarmed in the face of violent crime.

The result has not, as the Left assured everyone, made those countries safer, it has made them the worst countries for violent crime. [click on the image for a larger view]

What are the three countries that report the highest rates of violent crime? Australia, England/Wales, and Canada - in that order. Canada in particular loves to blame the US for its violent crime problem, but if we were "exporting crime" to Canada, don't you think we would have a higher crime rate? We don't - Canada is #3, while the US doesn't rank in the top 10.

The police cannot be everywhere. One of the most effective means of reducing violent crime is empower the law-abiding to defend themselves from attack. [KABA]

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